Thursday, 4 December 2008

Ice breakers a plenty.

2 Locks, 5 Miles. Now moored at Rugeley.

Again we were ice bound at breakfast time but by 11 am plenty of boats had passed through breaking up the ice sufficiently for us to be able to reverse back to the Anglo Welsh yard for diesel and a pump out. We eventually got under way about 12.30. after taking on 95 litres at 72p per litre. The Mikuni diesel fired central heating unit has been working pretty hard lately.

It was cold and crisp but we had a clear blue sky as we headed off to Rugeley. Even if the predicted snow does disrupt our travel tomorrow we are only a couple of hundred yards from a Morrison's supermarket so we won't run short of supplies.

1569 locks, 3262 ½ miles, 52 Tunnels, 42 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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