The peregrinations, both geographical and mental, of Graham & Jill on narrowboat Armadillo. It being a hodge-podge or gallimaufrey of travels, thoughts and frequently inaccurate facts.
Saturday, 23 November 2013
Through the ice to Shackerstone.
We had intended to have another day or two out in the country but
this morning we had a layer of cat ice on the water. Not having any desire to get stuck out in the more rural bits of the Ashby we revved up and headed for civilisation.
Winter has put her icy grip on the land. It was November 23rd. three years ago that the big freeze started, we were stuck at Hinckley for eight weeks. Lets hope there is no repeat, Shackerstone doesn't even have a waterpoint, but it does have a rather good pub.