An exchange of texts resulted in a plan for the day. We went to visit my second cousin, Catherine, husband, Nigel, and kids Grace and Matthew, who often come and help us with locks or for a ride through a tunnel. After coffee at their house, we all went for lunch at the Admiral Nelson at Braunston. The food took a while to arrive, but when it did it was very good. There were a few boats moving up and down the locks, even though there was quite a lot of ice.
In fact, we've seen a few moving boats. As we crossed the locks at Stoke Bruerne this morning there was one coming down, and we also spotted one at Watford Locks as we came past.
No idea whether we'll get out tomorrow. If not, we'll have to come up with another day out.