As I enjoy a hot chocolate on our boat I'm thinking we are so lucky. We have all mod cons on board and the luxury of a residential mooring with shoreline electricity, phone and broadband. Despite lots of non boaters thinking it's cold on a boat, this one certainly isn't with diesel heating and a multifuel stove.
Whixall Marina is a lovely place to live, I wouldn't like to be continuously cruising in these temperatures or moored on the cut with no facilities. Here we have a water on tap next to the boat although with temperatures of -4°C today it's frozen. Coal and logs are available and delivered to the boat by the friendly Phil or Darren.
There's also a diesel pump, elsan disposal, pump out as well as a laundry with washers and driers. The shower/toilet block has just been refurbished to give individual wet rooms.
Planning permission has now been granted for a waterside cafe and there's a chandlery with some boating essentials. I'll be able to have hot chocolate in the cafe soon.
The marina is frozen, the wind is blowing and it's snowing but we're warm and cosy .......I hope you are too.😊