We travelled back to the boat in time to miss the snow expected in south Wales and our daughter told us it has arrived today. The journey was uneventful with the roads much clearer than when we travelled down to Newport and we watched the outside temperature on the car display as we travelled getting colder the further north we went. Ben travelled in the back with the seat folded down covered in a blanket to make room for luggage and dog. He was a very good boy and he just went to sleep unless we negotiated a roundabout when his head popped up to see what was going on.
First job when we got to our boaty home was to warm it up- on went the central heating and the coal fire was lit. An hour later the temperature had gone up from 6 to 20 degrees C and we were toasty. Soon the bags were emptied and the washing mountain added to. The washing machine will be busy this week! We made use of the hire car to get some shopping in as the weather forecast is not good- snow, snow and more snow.
Walking the dog today was very slippery- a lot of the towpath is just ice so you end up picking your way along the grassy bits and even Ben stayed off the ice. At present it's raining hard interspersed with sleety rain but the weather forecast says snow tonight so no doubt we'll wake up to a white Llangollen.