Well we're not going anywhere, we are well iced in now, with the temperatures dropping last night to minus six, we had to use the throw on the bed for the first time and god were we pleased to have it. We think we have enough water to last us till Sunday, but watch this space.
Today Del went out for a bike ride while Al had a nice relaxing day pottering around.
Del had always wanted to do the old disused railway lines which run across Leicestershire and as it had snowed it should look rather pretty. With the temperatures at minus three he wrapped up and got the bike out the stern of the boat, put it together and set off....... But with no map. He found the disused railway OK, but was enjoying so much he didn't know how far out he was going. Well 15 miles later and the thought came to him that he had to get back, but this time by road and into wind. With the muscle's cramping up with the cold, and a nice lady on a horse telling him the wrong directions, it was a tall task.
Four hours later he got the welcome sight of the smoke drifting out of the Derwent6 chimney. He just about had the strength to put the bike away. Al had prepared a lovely meal for tonight for us to celebrate our special day, so with a quick shower and a hot drink we lit the candles and reminisced.