Wednesday, December 31, 2008

‘Twas on a cold and frosty morn……

That we decided to stay put for the day!

So I took Meg for a long walk instead. We did a circular route, taking in Tatenhill village and Battlestead Hill, which rises to 350 feet to the north of the canal. The hill is reputed to be the site of a skirmish between Angles and Danes. I hope they could see more than I could today….

But we both enjoyed it, Meg loves charging through the snowy grass. The walk is part of the "Monks and Moorings" circular footpath.
As roadside advertisements go, this ones a bit of a turkey…
Apart from me fitting a new light switch in the loo, we’ve had a lazy day, sitting reading. There’s been maybe half a dozen boats up and down the canal today, and we’ve a Canaltime boat moored up behind us tonight. Even though it’s been cold all day, there’s not a hint of ice on the water. Maybe this navigation flows enough, down through the locks, to keep it clear. Or maybe it’s just not as cold as it was at Kilby Bridge earlier in the month.

Well, it’s New Year’s Eve. It’s not been a bad year all told, but indications are that 2009 will be one to remember, and probably not fondly. Ah well, we’ll just have to see…..
Anyway, I’d like to wish all our readers are Happy New Year, and as Dad would say,
“keep your feet dry…”

Locks 0, miles 0.

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