Del is still stuck on Derwent6 while Al is down in Kent with her dad, with reports that they have had more snow. They tried to get in to see Pam (Al's mum) but had to turn round due to the traffic and heavy snow, but the news is that she is on the mend (fingers crossed).
Del went on the hunt for more wood but has only found a few sticks. It's amazing that when you don't need it you see loads and when desperate none to be found. Del went to the local pub in the evening and chatted to other boaters and found out that a coal boat was iced in round the corner and the 'diesel in a can' man is also around so we should be alright. We are trying to save water already by making a hole in the ice and using canal water for the toilet using the Buckby can. The temperature in the evening was minus six again but the fire did at least take the chill off.