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Monday, January 14, 2013

Waiting to be frozen in.

Well it finally snowed during the night after what has so far been a very mild winter. We did have very light snow on Saturday but it was hardly noticeable. Over the years I can remember two occasions being frozen in before Christmas, 2009 and 2010. Last year Jaq and I were frozen in for 17 days about this time of the month.
At the moment we are near Blisworth and have one eye on the weather forecast as all wise Continuous cruisers should be doing through the winter. Having filled the water tank at Gayton we moored for a few days of RandR. We had an exquisite meal and evening in the company of Stein and Jacquie aboard `Like Ducks 2 Water`. We all decided to turn back on Monday and top up our water tanks and wait the outcome of the expected bad weather. Waking up Sunday to a thin sheet of ice on the canal the water run was brought forward. Looking at the picture above it was a good decision.

 Above is the BBC weather for where we are starting tonight and below the prediction from next weekend. A lot of below freezing figures. Not convenient for a Tesco delivery here so a walk to the village tomorrow for a bus to the nearest Tesco near Northampton.
The overflowing bins I e mailed CRT about have been emptied. Perhaps the Canal, River Trust will get more done quicker than our old masters British Waterways, early days yet.

1 comment:

One Thing After Another said...

We had snow where we are today too, but the canal hasn't frozen yet....although we are forecast for -5 tonight so we will see!

Take Care both of you

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs