It's been a glorious sunny day. Though there were pockets where the sun never got to melt the hard frost from last night.
Tonight, we're moored up at Hopwas, right between two pubs, 'The Otter' and 'The Red Lion'! We had intended to visit one for a drink, in fact John while taking Rusty for his walk, had popped into The Red Lion to see if they would accept Rusty. They were very obliging.
We've been cruising for 5 hours today. During cruising; hot water from the engine was cycled round the 5 radiators of the boat, leaving the boat like a sauna. But as it's going to be another cold night, we banked up the fire, to keep the boat toasty warm.
After the fresh air (it has been very fresh today), and dinner.... it might come as no surprise we've decided to give The Red Lion a miss! Just wish we had more 'youth' on our side!
So today we've had 5 hours of cruising, manoeuvred through 4 locks, and we've seen lots of interesting things.