Saturday 6 December

Saturday 6 December We woke to the sound of breaking ice as a passing boat broke the thin film of ice that had formed on the canal overnight.

Ice crystals on the bench beside the boat this morning

Ice crystals on the bench beside the boat this morning

We waited for the sun to come out before we began our slow pootle to Marple where we filled up with water.   We moored up behind the trip boat and I realise that I’ve not made nearly enough effort with my Christmas decorations… IMG_3224

The water tap wasn’t frozen but the pressure was so poor, it took us over an hour to fill our tank. We set off again and turned right onto the Peak Forest Canal in the direction of Whaley Bridge.   After six miles, two lift bridges, and two swing bridges we pulled up outside Tesco at Whaley Bridge. At least if we get iced in now we won’t starve. Tomorrow we will move into Bugsworth Basin at Buxworth to await the arrival of Alton, the coal boat, where we’ll stock up with fuel supplies.   (Total 8 miles, 0 locks, 4 moveable bridges)

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2 thoughts on “Saturday 6 December

  1. Hope it didn’t freeze over again last night with you. We only saw a little bit of ice on the Aylesbury Arm yesterday afternoon and today has been much warmer.
    Trying with my decorations, but nt getting very far with them. x

    • Thankfully it didn’t freeze over again last night. I’ve done all I’m doing with decorations – my artistic flair is exhausted! 🙂
      We did the Aylesbury Arm on foot too – we went looking for a shop and failed! Keep blogging, floating and staying warm.

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