We have settled onto our pier in Aston Marina and are making ourselves comfortable. The other winter moorers are gradually arriving and we are hoping for some good times before spring sends us on our separate ways.
The first people we met were Andy and Sue from 'Festina Lente' and we all had a great afternoon on Sunday at 'The Holly Bush'. The expected maintenance work has now started on the locks in Stone so the canal is now closed in that direction, however we have strolled into town a couple of times along the towpath. Yesterday was a bright, but cold, afternoon but it was a good walk and we were treated to a roaring log fire in 'Spoons'. It was difficult to drag ourselves away for the walk back to the marina where we had cups of tea on board 'Festina Lente'. Andy has generously offered us a lift to Stafford this morning where we are catching the train south to catch up with the family and friends before Xmas. Thanks guys.