The Swan Hotel
Travel Blogs from Stafford
We finally arrived in Stafford! After several hours of driving from London through the rain and construction areas, we finally made it to the small town. And keeping in tradition, we were making our way to the hotel in the dark and in the rain.
We have started to learn a very important lesson on this trip so far, the GPS may not be the …
... where the Common Folk Club takes place every Thursday. We had a warm welcome, and we sang Watercress and Well, Well, Well. There were lots of performers, with several singer / songwriters. Quite a few folksy pop songs, and not much traditional folk. It didn’t finish until 1115pm. We got a lift back to the boat.
No locks, 6 miles.
Fri 20th Sep
Thankfully Hugo was around in the morning as usual, so we guess he had plenty ...
... Leeds and Liverpool Canal where he was on foot and chatted to us in 2009.
There was heavy rain while we were in the marquee, but by the time we left it had eased off.
No locks, 3 miles
Sat 14th Sep
In the morning we found puddles of water on the floor, and a wet cat bed, plus a wet pile of James’ clothes, complete with a drying but bedraggled cat. Sometimes we wish they could talk.
The rain had stopped so ...
Pick up Sat Morning. Smooth handover. SC- Can you feel it? DC - No hardly tell it's there. First outing in the new Van at our first C&C site in Ashbourne. Lovely Site. Friendly helpful staff help us push it on the pitch. The Van is very comfy and warm.
50 miles from Cresswell Rd Mexbourgh to Site.
89 miles from Site to Home.
... now on the Wolverhampton level, i.e. no locks between here and Wolverhampton.
As we passed Malthouse Stables which used to be a secure mooring we saw it was marked private mooring, and the secure fences now had gaps in! BW must have sold it. We moored finally at the Black Country Museum.
We made phone calls to boatyards to find a slipway but had no success.
No locks, 8 miles
Tue 10th Sep
We visited the Black Country ...
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The ammenities were awesome at the hotel! Staff was nice and it was in a good location for food and shopping. Most difficult part of the entire stay was trying to find the car park. Be sure to ask for that address as opposed to the hotel address if driving there, overwise the GPS will take you driving through the shopping mall.
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