For those of you not 'friends' with me on Facebook, I've discovered we can publish videos here on the blog which is rather exciting! Here's Barry filming himself with his iPhone 4s, as he pushes Areandare encouragingly through the ice from Bardney Lock on Sunday morning ... And in case anyone's wondering, yes, we've lost … Continue reading The ice-breaking video – not for the squeamish!
Ice Breaking success and some rescheduling required
You'll be pleased to know (if you're 'friends' with me on Facebook you'll probably already be aware), that Areandare, with lots of encouragement from Barry, broke through the ice above Bardney Lock yesterday morning. The other important news is that someone from The Environment Agency arrived just before we left, to take water samples. It's likely … Continue reading Ice Breaking success and some rescheduling required
Casualties caused by the current cold
The past few nights have been surreal. An eerie light emitted from a full moon generally leads to brightness, but when it's magnified by the reflecting whiteness of a ground carpeted in snow, even complete cloud coverage makes it look almost like daytime. Having to get up at least once a night, as is the … Continue reading Casualties caused by the current cold
Stranded at Bardney by Emma and The Beast
Knowing some essential supplies would soon be running low, yesterday we made the decision to move up River a short distance. The journey entailed forging through some fairly thick ice, dramatically demonstrating the severity of the current cold blast out east. This is quite a wide river, with a good flow on it normally. Barry … Continue reading Stranded at Bardney by Emma and The Beast