Sunday, 21 April 2013

This is how cold it got

Day two of our Easter cruise, 2nd April 2013

We woke up at Stretton Stop on the Oxford Canal to find the boat iced in. Not immoveably so - the ice was no more than 1/4" thick, but we decided to stay put until someone else broke it for us.

At what temperature does wine freeze?

I'd left a glass out overnight - the dregs were solid. There obviously wasn't enough antifreeze in the wine.

We didn't have to wait long before an icebreaker came along.

Perhaps they were on their way for a reblacking session anyway.

The ice hung in sheets around the base of reeds, always seeming to be above the water level. I noticed this to an even greater extent a couple of days later on the Coventry Canal.

We seem to have a cross between a zebra and a dinosaur on board.

I'm not surprised Fergus isn't showing his face.

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