July 5th 2011 quiet cruise through Stone

Burston village

A later start today, it was 10:30 when we set off from Barleston this morning. Although overcast it was warm. After about an hour we came to the Meaford flight of four locks. Our passage through was good with no issues and once through we headed for Stone. Coming into Stone we arrived at the first of four locks, after the second lock we stopped at the Britsh Waterways sanitary station for Elsan disposal and a water top up. We then moved on a couple of hundred yards to Stone boat building for diesel. Moorings were at a premium in Stone so we found ourselves on the outer edge before we could moor and make our trip into Stone for supplies. We left Stone and made our way to Burston for our night time stop, arriving around 17:30. We had tea and walked into the village. Although small it was lovely, the centre was set mainly round a pond.

views over open country from our moorings

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