This morning I clocked someone prepping Hunts lock. They were on their way to Shobnall in Burton for a blacking booking. I have lots of sympathy as come 1st March you would not have factored in 2 inch ice and -6c temps.
Here is what it sounds and looks like from a 21c boat - excuse the split video, you will hear my priorities !! First the scene as I let Leia out for her wee
Intrepid boaters working the lock
Now the view from my cocoon
Needless to say the ice won. The intrepid boaters have taken a temp mooring across the cut to see if the ice gives up a little during the next few hours. It really was a one way contest with the ice being well over an inch thick, you would need a decent engine and a heavy boat - like a coal boat to smash through that.