Our narrowboat is stuck in the ice at Rodley. We only came up here to get some diesel, and had booked to go back through the locks to our winter mooring in Leeds Clarence Dock. But there’s snow and freezing temperatures forecast for the next week at leastÂ so we might be stuck here. Good thing we have a full tank of diesel because the diesel heater’s going to be on all day every day for a while.
See the path cut through the ice? That wasÂ made while the ice was still thin, by swans eager to get fed. They made little charges at the ice to break it. Since this afternoon the ice has become much thicker and we gave up the idea of trying to drive through it.