After 3 hours cruising through some beautiful countryside we finally turned off the Trent and Mersey canal and then onto the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal. And after a short distance we reached Tixall wide. And how lucky were we with only one mooring left and 3 boats following us we quickly got in and moored up.
Tixall wide is where the canal opens out to look like a lake. Its said that the owner of Tixall hall didn't want a canal running through his estate, but if they made it to look like a lake so it wouldn't spoil his view he would permit it to cross his land.
With the food cupboard and wine cellar full we intend to have a nice peaceful weekend here.