Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ice-bound at Penkridge

Well, in common with just about everyone else on the water, we’re not going anywhere. We’re on the 48 hour moorings at Penkridge, but I don’t think we’re going to be penalised for overstaying. We’ve not had much snow yet, just an inch on Friday night, but the temperatures have been well below freezing.

Penkridge mooring
We’re in a good situation here, far better than last January! We’re only 200 yards from the sani-station, and the village centre is less than 10 minutes away. I went up and had a look around the market on Saturday. It’s well worth a visit if you’re here, lots of stalls.
The locals are friendly, used to boaters I guess. Meg’s already made several new chums, both human and canine.
The only concern now is solid fuel. We used the last of the wood this morning, and are now down to 5 days worth of smokeless. I’ll be ringing round the coal merchants in the morning….
One boat arrived yesterday from the south, reporting variable thicknesses of ice up to Gailey. He moored a little nearer the lock and hasn’t moved on today. Nor has anyone else.

Locks 0, miles 0

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