"That's a bit weird, I've not heard that before." It got louder and louder and then tailed off as a canoe paddled by in the ice. ICE? Oh! no, Yes, the cut was iced up, only thin ice thankfully, but it's enough to scare you into believing it could be thicker further on. The Sun was out in full glory but the air wasn't warm enough to do much melting. We had to make way, and so we ventured out into the now slushy stuff and it wasn't long before a boat came the other way making a nice track through it for us. It only lasted a couple of miles and then returned to water and that was the last we saw of it all day and the boat we saw ice breaking for us was the only one on the move.
We moored up just East of Br. 143 ready for Claydon Locks tomorrow, and two boats have now passed us, but it looks like the weather is going to play its part first thing.
Anderton Saturday 24 March 2018
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