Canal Date 27th December 2010
Travels still not possible
Current Location Still at Hopwood (Well inside the Arctic Circle)
We survived our third Christmas on board the good ship Daddy Cook. The first Christmas was very cold, just about freezing. To make matters worse, the central heating had failed. I foolishly believed that that would be the worst Christmas weather we would have to suffer on the boat. Wrong!
The second Christmas was even colder, with the canal frozen solid- no snow – just ice. That time we did not have the comfort of a mains electrical supply, but we did have central heating and the log burner. Again, I foolishly believed that that would surely be the worst Christmas weather we would have to suffer on the boat. Wrong again!
This time we had the coldest Christmas on record with around a foot of snow and temperatures down to minus 10. This time it must be the coldest snowiest weather that we can ever expect.
Can it get colder than this in England?
Even with those temperatures we were still warm & snug inside the boat. As I write this the weather is a little warmer and a slow thaw is taking place, very foggy. However, the forecast is for a return to freezing temperatures for the New Year.
Can anyone tell me what ever happened to global warming?