A canal update from that Cool Dude, Ian Hutson 👍😃
Things were a bit chilly this morning.
When I picked up my centre-line it was frozen solid from one end to the other, it just sort of pivoted and didn’t even sag in the middle. Ropes that won’t bend present certain disadvantages, not only in the handling of them but in the fact that you can’t tie a knot in a solid “rod” of rope, and you can’t untie knots that were already there when the rope got wet and was then frozen.
The Cardinal and I did eventually get moving though. A couple of hundred yards ahead to the service point for water, rubbish and gazunders, then immediately through Penkridge lock and onwards, just over eight miles and five locks. The Cardinal et moi dropped 43′ in locks, including two ‘orrible ones, one of 10′ 0″ drop and the last one of the day at 10’ 3″ drop. That’s…
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