Saturday, 26 January 2013

A snow day that didn’t happen!

Yesterday the forecast was heavy snow starting around 1pm.  We were due to collect a hire car at 3 to enable us to get to Rose Narrowboats to pick up the new batteries so we contacted Enterprise Cars to get the car at about 11 to avoid the bad weather.

Taken at 9:30 yesterday morning - and that sky certainly heralds bad weather of some kind!
(I’ve even managed to get 2 buzzards in the picture - top let - click photo to enlarge)

The canal did freeze overnight but only very lightly and soon melted away with the shower water and the snow came eventually but in the late evening.  When we awoke this morning there was a fresh 3” on top of yesterday’s ice, but the air soon warmed up and we were good to go and set off down the M6.

We are now the proud owners of 4 brand new sealed unit batteries which George will fit on Monday after returning the hire car to Crewe.  Tomorrow is a visit to family whilst we still have the transport.

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