Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The year in photos: February's icebreaker cruise

In February we cruised from Stockton Top to Market Harborough and back. Much of the Leicester Section was iced over, but a couple of boats went ahead of us conveniently breaking the ice. An excellent trip, during which we bought coal from Jo on Hadar and shared coffee and walnut cake and tea with Del and Al of Derwent6. We liked the town of Market Harborough and mused about retiring there. (Still many years off.)

Del and Al standing proudly by their boat

the Old Grammar School, Market Harborough


Vallypee said...

Amazing picture of the ice up top. Doesn't it do damage to your paintwork?

Halfie said...

VallyP, er, yes! It tends to remove the hull blacking around the water (ice) line. Worst at the bow, of course.