Trent and Mersey, Weston-on-Trent to Aston Marina
Having got soaked yet again yesterday morning, and having seen the weather forecast for the next few days we decided that enough was enough and pulled into Aston Marina for a few days. I’ve used the laundry here to wash and dry bedding and towels – we have a washing machine and a dryer on board, but the dryer is a small one and although it will do towels, it takes ages as it’s a condenser dryer, and it’s a bit too small to dry a king size duvet cover, so it’s always nice to take the opportunity to use a big washer and dryer. We sat out the rain yesterday afternoon, and this morning we got a taxi into Stone to do a bit of shopping. Tomorrow is set to be very wet indeed, according to the forecast – the heaviest rain is due to be in Staffordshire! Ironically enough, today has been dry, with sunshine and cloud, but very humid.
Aston Marina is quite large. it has a Farm Shop and Bistro, and all the normal amenities. The staff are very friendly, and at £10 a night, it’s not too pricey, as marinas go.
A new development of canal-side cottages at Weston, very sympathetically designed, we thought
All four above pictures are Aston Marina
6.25 miles and 2 locks