Merry Christmas everyone

ust one sleep till Santa comes! We are heading home to be there first thing in the morning for the present unwrapping, traditionally done in the Riley household first thing in the morning. Ralph slept well on the boat last night, in fact until 8.00. When we walked up to the car mid morning we discovered the towpath was so slippery we were sliding around everywhere and it was incredibly dangerous getting up the slope to the road. We decided to take a look at the back hill when we came back to the boat for the afternoon and found it was possible to drive over with no problems though I don’t think I’d like to do that first thing in the morning. There are further -7 temperatures forecast for tonight and the ice is solid on the water.

We are glad we don’t have to travel far for our Christmas celebrations, and hope that all our friends and loved ones have safely reached their Christmas destinations, especially my nephew Ben hoping his flight to Geneva departs.

Happy Christmas everyone!

Statistics so far:-

2141.60 Miles, 1209 Locks, 120 Swing Bridges, 82 Lift Bridges, 36 Tunnels


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