Tuesday, 30 December 2014

End of Year Cruise: Day 2

We woke to another hard frost, and another very sunny day.  The ice on the marina was still thick -- it was even a job to break it by bashing it with a pole.

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.


Geoff and Mags said...

Hi both.
The forecast suggests that you should be able to get out on New Years Day... that's if you're able! Have a good one!

Catherine said...

Lovely to see you both today and we even managed to fit in a bit of gongoozling didn't we!

Dogsontour by Greygal said...

We've managed all of 200 yards from the bottom lock to just shy of Braunston marina! Hoping to get away tomorrow - hope you have similar success!