Monday 27 February 2012

Brass Monkeys

The first cruise of the season started on a frosty morning, with the boat still recovering from her lonely winter. It took the stove 36 hours to warm everything up properly and remove the last of the condensation.

And while the weather looked good, the breeze made navigating a bit tricky, to say the least. Water levels were high so the flood lock at Castleford was closed, and only a multitude of layers kept us warm.

Saturday night hosted a sleepover party for the 9-year-old, and his friend's parents joined us for the slightly chilly cruise home again: good food and wine for lunch at Thwaite Mills (where we saw the horse-drawn fly boat Elland again) and we dawdled so much we arrived home as the light was fading.


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