I went walking on the 3rd January 2010 and blogged about it here
As I had picked up on the foggy weather forecast I thought it would be good to go a lonely canal walk in the fog so I loaded my very willing walking companion into the car and we set off to walk to the last/first broad lock on the T&M at Stenson from Findern just past Mercia marina.
I like this walk because it does not attract the marina/Willington walkers as much so you get the space to yourself.
There pics are from my camera phone so not great but give a good feeling of the harshness of the canal at this time - certainly compared to the same time last year see link above.
Below is looking back to the Findern bridges ghosting out of the fog
This was not the thickest piece of ice by a long way but shows what needs to thaw before we can all start moving again.
Coming to a prop near you, that and all the other crap been lobbed onto the ice to test its weight. This will at least float so will be seen unlike the cones and other rubbish on the ice.
One lonely gennie running at the Stenson marina rattling out its shrill wail carried on the fog, quite a lonely scene.
And they have given more freezing weather out for the new week or so !