Saturday June 12 a day in Stone (0 miles)
After several busy days, we have paused to enjoy Stone, one of our favourite places to visit. With hire bases here, at Aston marina and at Great Haywood nearby, boats are passing constantly.
We started by having a leisurely walk into town, visiting charity shops etc, then the church standing on the hill behind the High Street. We tried the coffee and cake at the Marks & Spencer Food Hall beside our moorings, and they were pretty good. We watched kayakers from the adjacent leisure centre practicing on the canal.
Later, we returned to town and found the Morrison’s to stock up with food. This turned out to be behind the High Street and beyond the church, a short walk from the boat!
This sunny evening we visited the Star Inn by the lock, and had a decent pub meal (pie & chips, burger & chips) with good hot chips. The Pedigree real ale was good, too.