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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Meadow Pipit on ice

Even though it was another night of minus temperatures, the electric heater in the facility block did the job. There had been a worry about the frozen pipes bursting as the block warmed up but pleased to report that didn't happen. So for anyone venturing up the Erewash to Langley Mill, water and loo emptying can now happen
With a lull in the snowfall, I went off walking again. Two thermal vests, T-shirt, jumper, thermal leggings, jeans, hat, scarf, coat, gloves and wellies and I was all set. The fact I could hardly move didn't seem to matter, at least I was warm. And I certainly needed all that gear as the wind chill and strong wind blizzard conditions were no fun. But it was beautiful out on the walk and finding icicles hanging on the lock walls had to be seen. So plenty of wintery photos for you to look at.

Langley road bridge

Eastwood lock


ice stuck on the reeds

Tufted ducks

Meadow Pipit



Anonymous said...

I too enjoy galavanting around in this chilly weather looking like a 'Michelin Man'.
It was worth your while as I enjoyed seeing your lovely icey pics
We had about 3inches of fine icey snow that blew and drifted into deep white waves, very strange.
Anyway, take care out there and roll on warmer times that don't require so many layers of clothing, eh?
Ann and Keith xx

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Thanks, Ann and Keith. It's a balmy 2 degrees at present, a positive heat wave! Xxx

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