Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Ice breaker


IMG_2322With a space behind us on our mooring at Rugby Gary on Muleless decided to move across the canal and join us on the park side . So it was all hands to the ropes to pull Muleless over.  But hang on a minute.. Where’s Della ??

IMG_2330After that it was more towpath exercising for Carolyn and Curly. I thought that I would sit this one out….

IMG_2344Its not a very good idea to travel when there is a good layer of ice on the canal. After the temperature dropping over night to minus 6 we didn’t expect to see a boat Ice breaking so early in the morning.

IMG_2365After passing all the moored boats at a good old speed (well over tick over) he couldn’t get around the corner due to the thickness of the ice and got well and truly stuck on the offside.

IMG_2372 After trying to go forward and backwards without success he eventually had to stand on top of the boat and break up the ice with his boat pole.  If he had left it for a couple of hours when the Sun had melted the ice he wouldn’t have had any trouble. At least it was a bit of good entertainment for us boaters sensibly moored up.

                                                                                                    Happy Days

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see the two girls doing their exerceses.Looks as if Abbie is enjoying her stay with you as usual. xxx