Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Winter cruising

With temperatures dropping to -4'C last night the canal was well and truly frozen this morning and we didn't expect to move, but at 11am a work boat came past pushing an empty pan and breaking the ice. It was closely followed by 3 other boats so after lunch we set off following them towards Fradley.

It was quite cold but we were well wrapped up and had a very pleasant cruise in the winter sunshine.

The snow hadn't quite melted on the lock sides as we came up the 3 locks at Fradley, but at least we're now past Middle Lock which is closing for maintenance next Monday.

It's surprising what you find in the canal at times. I wonder where these balloons came from? They were floating in the canal at Handsacre which is where we pulled in for the night.

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