Sunday, 14 December 2014

Pick up places

We woke up to an iced over canal on Saturday morning but no ice inside as the stove kept in all night.  Because it freezes over through joining smaller frozen patches it never looks smooth.  In fact it looks deceptively like it’s not really frozen at all.

We needed to get to the boatyard at Stoke Golding as they had kindly said if we ordered anything on line then it could be delivered to them.  We would then treat them as a pick up point as we passed.  We waited for a couple of boats to go through first to break the ice and then set off.  It was very cold and the ice was reforming quickly.  Same old song I know but it was yet another beautiful blue sky sunny day.

We stopped off at a bridge at Dadlington where there is an honesty box containing eggs.  We had picked up a dozen on the way up and needed to return the empty boxes.  It reminded me of work especially as they were the same price as I used to charge.

After we stopped at the boatyard to pick up the goods that had been delivered we set off at the back of a line of three boats.  It felt really busy for a change.  The poly tunnel on the left is where boats are repainted all year round.  You will notice Karen's plants back on the roof - they didn't suffer in the wind the other day.

We moored at Higham On The Hill and went for a circular walk and then spent the evening in.  It was the first day this winter that the frost remained all day.

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