I missed this Mile Post by Aston Lock which shows the Mileage to Preston Brook as 46 and to Shardlow as 46 which is the exact half way stage on the Trent and Mersey Canal. Fortunately Carolann spotted it and took this picture
Leaving the mooring we negotiated the four very pretty Meaford Flight of Locks with June at the helm.
At the last but one lock in the Stoke flight we were waved in by a chap in a yellow jacket and it turned out to be “Rob the Lock”. He cycles the canals around Stoke helping boaters through the locks. June appreciated his help as it had just started to rain. Seemed a really nice lad and said that he lived in the flats by the Bottle Kilns further back along the canal. He told us that he will also do washing and ironing as well as shopping for boaters.
The rain started to come down heavily so we decided to stop just after we had passed Nb Priscilla and Nb Sanity Again.