Well not compared to Sunday.... but we did not know that at the time. So Saturday, back doors open to......
The canal had iced over. not massive but problematic for a single hander and three Hilmorton locks...
The tell tail sign of a boater who is on a time schedule.... see tomorrow for more on that !
The first lock was a real bugger.....it took me about three attempts to get onto the lock landing breaking up the ice to get in. Then it was slow motion, think everything through twice. The next lock was better as another boat arrived as I went in so they locked me down. The above photo is me waiting as I'd spied my crew arriving .... see below. How pleased I was to see them !
We passed a couple of bloggers.... NB Oakfield, gathering some sun.
NB Derwent6 full on Christmas decorations....
Then on to colourful Newbold tunnel
Well I had to record that sound in the tunnel !
We pressed on and moored up just past Marsten junction, tired but happy, especially with a curry and wine/beer on board.
We did not expect the canal to ice over quite so badly..........see tomorrow for the highs and lows !