Monday, 18 January 2010

Best day of the year so far! And the Thaw Begins.

Our social Calender has been busy again with  a visit from fellow kiwis John and Elizabeth from Nb Helen Louise on Friday for afternoon tea.  It turns out that we have both booked our flights back to New Zealand for a holiday and will be back home at the same time before returning to enjoy a wonderful summer cruising.  Last evening it was our turn to put on Dinner for Derek and Carrie. Mind you it turned out to be a combined effort with Derek cooking some delicious battered Prawns.

Today the sun has been shining and all the snow and ice on the ground has gone but it will take a few more days for the ice on the canal to become thin enough to crunch our way through it. Derek on Nb Uccello is contemplating trying to move tomorrow so we will see how he gets on.

Word has it that the diesel boat Gosty Hill is still trapped at Sutton Stop and the ice is still thick enough to walk on. Talking to other boaters it would appear that Ian and Alison are going to be very busy when they finally do get under way again.

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