Friday 11th January to Sunday 13th January 2013
For the past few days the weather has been getting progressively colder; a
trip into Stafford was not so bad but follow that with a walk along the towpath
into Stone on Saturday, with a cold wind which cut through you and we just knew
that this was going to get worse – that and the weather reports were telling us
Even with the heater not on in the boat when we returned from Stone, it was
still very warm inside – being out of the wind and the residual heat from
earlier in the morning – it was just nice sort of cosy as you entered.
Sunday came and confounded us all – whilst the air was still very cold,the
sun was shining through and there was a degree of warmth in it – so much so
that there were there were a large number of visitors to the marina as well as
quite a number of moorers out and about and enjoying the brief reprieve from
the icy conditions.
We had Sunday lunch with Lynn and Phil – they are such very good people – and
just before the dessert came out the snow finally arrived – just a little at
first but enough to leave a covering on the cars outside (none on the ground) –
as we were being driven back to the boat it started to come down a bit heavier.
When we were back at the boat it was
a covering on the ground and the boats – enough to get a few snowballs off in