It was another nice morning, not that cold and with hazy sunshine. We set off at 9.15am and went through Cosgrove lock which was in our favour, and then found that the water point was empty, so thought we would top up. While at it, we did a manual pump out as it is easy to do here and we wanted to check it was working in case we are iced in the middle of nowhere.. It worked fine!
We carried on through the other side of Cosgrove and back out into the countryside.