We tried to get some wood today with not much success, so we will be on the lookout for some next week. Our hungry stomachs finally got the better of us so we found a nice mooring to watch the sun go down and the Man U and Spurs game.
We moved out of Leicestershire and into Northamptonshire. The bridges still had the rope marks on them from where the horses used to pull the boats along the canal.
So with the ice broken we set off, still being watched by the birds
and another bird flew overhead.
While we got Derwent6 ready for moving off as luck should have it a canaltime hire boat came through breaking the ice. You can see the frost on the roof of Derwent6.
The canal was frozen when we got up and we thought we weren't going anywhere. We looked out the porthole and saw a mole digging a hole and a robin just picking up a juicy worm from the hole just dug. Just to really take the p*** he came right up to the glass and posed. Believe me these were all taken with our camera, there is so much going on.
This crane followed us along the canal for about a mile by flying ahead and then caught a fish. We just managed to get it flying off with it in its mouth.