Saturday, January 11, 2014

On a cold and frosty morning

Yesterday we decided to stay in Braunston even though the weather cleared up a bit in the afternoon. Del did some of the brasses and Al cleaned that floors... It was going to be a early start in the morning.
We managed to get up early and just as day broke Del set off, it was about 7.30am. There was a frost last night so things were looking very pretty as we crept out of the village.
The canal was close to being frozen as all the puddles were iced over and the fields white.
We soon got out into the countryside and the smoke from the chimney went into wind, and behind us, the sun was trying to poke it head out from the horizon. A gentle reminder of why we do this..
We took it nice and easy on our way to Hillmorton Locks not passing any boats, even moored boats were very few and far between..
We did spot this unusual pair.
As we got to the locks we found one was out of action and the other one looked like a bubble bath, or a bar of Aero, so into the bubble bath Derwent6 went.
All the locks were against us, but it was only time, but everyone we met today seemed so miserable, blimey its a start to the new year, they've got a long way to go...
We got through the locks and then found a nice mooring for telly and a bit of sunshine, if we get any. After setting up, Al got the bus into Rugby and picked up some shopping from good old Asda's. Just back before dark we chilled with some music in the evening..