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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.

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Situation critical

 November 29th (yesterday)

 -3 again last night, not what we wanted at all! More ice on top of the existing ice, no way could we even attempt to make a break. Really getting concerned now. Plenty of fresh water on board but never, have we ever, been in the situation with near full cassettes and nowhere to empty. Not even a convenient tree for hubby nearby without a bit of a trek. Will we have to resort to bucket and chuck it job?  So hope not!! The only saving grace is the weather conditions are set to improve. No ice forecast for tonight and the temperature is already on the rise. Never have I been so glad to see the barometer record a temperature of 2.3.


No fenders needed on this mooring.

Looks to be water but it is all ice.

 We have to go tomorrow regardless of conditions. Fingers crossed we make it out.

 And the Buzzard was back on the pylons today.


Tom and Jan said...

If my memory is accurate there are elsan disposal points at Brownhills and Longwood Junction.

Marilyn, nb Waka Huia said...

The cassette issue notwithstanding, that snowy landscape looks wonderful!
I reckon peeing in a bucket and chucking it overboard is perfectly reasonable - after all, you'll be adding warm water to the cut and helping raise its temperature...

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