Late afternoon 3 more boats arrived. Carole and Mick on Electra, Dennis and Margaret on Icing and Dave and Heather on Bracken. They also had had a cold journey down from Langley Mill and was ready to grab a cup of tea and warm up by the fire.
Taking my usual morning walk with the woofit, I happened to see the finished fishing platforms from just beyond Dolkholme Lock and stretching for at least half a mile in the distance. If you recall on my December post, C&RT were in the process of building them. What gets me is that the towpath is narrow all along that part of the canal and with fisherman with their fishing equipment and poles strewn all over the place it will be like walking an obstacle course.
|Notice how near to the lock landing they are. There are more platforms around the far bend.|
By early this afternoon another hardy boater had turned up. He had battled the wind and snow to get here and was surprised that he was alone. By now we usually have wall to wall boats. I have this horrible feeling that the weather will have put people off. Carole has ordered 50 pies and 4 catering size tins of mushy peas for tomorrow. I can see an awful lot of left overs if we don't get the turnout!
|Daffodil amongst the snow|
|Definitely penguin weather|
|Me thinks this pair were hiding from the numerous Drakes on the canal|
|Jade turning white|