I‘ve been up to Gailey today, following the towpath, checking on ice conditions.
Some places are almost clear…..
While others look quite thick.
After coffee with Chas and Ann, and a chat with George as well, we’ve made the momentous decision to attempt to get to Gailey tomorrow.
All being well we’ll join them there mid afternoon. It could be quite a slow trip, but at least all 5 of the locks are clear of ice.
I’m really looking forward to it, 17 days looking at the same scenery is not conducive to my mental stability!
I’ve broken some of the ice around the bow, and it looks to be about an inch thick. We can cope with that. We should leave it till Thursday, letting another day of mildish weather work on the ice, but the forecast for the back end of the week is poor, so we’ll make it tomorrow.
Wish us luck…..
Locks….Oh, why bother!