Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Acton Trussell Update

Our daily walk took us into the village of Acton Trussell. It is a very pleasant village, with a mix of older original houses and cottages that have been added to over the years. What is nice is that most of the new additions have been built in a similar style to the original buildings. As we walked through the village we spotted a  gentleman in his front garden going about his business. You can tell it is an upmarket village as he is reading the Telegraph and not some red top newspaper.


A bit further on it became apparent that Acton Trussell competes in the Best Kept Village competition, and also holds awards for best scarecrow and best hanging basket.


Here are a few more contenders for the championship.


During our return to the boat we met the Canal and River Trust enforcement officer travelling the towpath on his bike. The area he has to cover is vast, including 5 canals and 2 rivers logging boats. Today he was checking from Gailey on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, to Great Haywood on the Trent and Mersey canal. He aims to cover each section once every 14 days, so this would indicate we were probably last logged at Tixall Wide.
The weather has been a bit hit and miss lately. Too warm for the solid fuel stove, but cold enough to need some heating. We have a hurricane diesel heater to run our central heating and this has been working well to take the chill off. It is however more expensive to run in both diesel cost and battery power consumption. The remainder of the day has been spent reading the freeby papers Towpath Talk and Crick Boating Times. 


  1. Nice to see you have had a long and arduous journey again! Are you sure the guy on the toilet isn't Paul Smith!

  2. Well it wouldn't do to be rushing round the network. I think Paul's preference is for Marina toilets. Hope you enjoy Crick weekend. We wish we were going now but maybe next year.