Pawel was home from work early, just after midnight, and I was still up - he said then that it was still snowing even at that time, so I think we really have had it all night. This morning we awoke to a winter wonderland. There's so much more snow about today than there was a few days back. It's been coming down none stop all day as well.
My knee is still painful and I'm under doctors orders not to use it at all. However, I am so BORED that I had to do something today. I also have no appetite and am feeling sick all the time, but I think that's because of literally doing nothing - I think my metabolism is dead! So despite the fact I shouldn't be moving, I suggested we go for a walk this morning just to get myself revving again! I'm not the type of person who can be stationary for long periods of time!
So off we went, with Edward in tow and I've took a few more wintry snaps which I've posted below!
The plant (and table!) completely thick!:
We returned later and decided that we would get a move on with filling the tank with water, so went back and forth with the containers that we've borrowed and did a bit of filling up for an hour or so.
It was so boring though just going back and forth to the water point with the containers in the wheelbarrow! We were glad when it was done, as at least now, we don't really have to worry about water for at least the next 10 days and I'm hoping by then that the temperatures will have increased and everywhere thawed by then!
Who knows though?! It could be another repeat of the winter of 1963!!
We are having problems with our batteries again despite now only using the small inverter that we installed just before Christmas. Everything was fine until around a week ago, but now the batteries are decreasing around 10% an hour again like previously! We're not sure why, but suspect it may be partly down to the cold weather.
I thought temperatures had to be really severe to affect battery performance - perhaps around minus 30 degrees, but apparently not! When the temperature is at 0, batteries lose around 25% of their rated capacity/performance, so I'm hoping this is our problem and that it will be just temporary until the weather gets a bit warmer.
I'm turning into a nervous wreck with these batteries now though! I'm checking the Smartgauge (which tells you how much % you have left in your batteries ) every hour! I'll see how it goes in the next few days, but I'll probably be posting about this again in the not too distant future!
The more annoying thing is the amount of diesel we must be using by having the engine on for so long each day. I'm now a firm believer of the theory that you aren't really a 'boater' or 'living aboard' until you've gone out and lived on the cut with no shoreline... So true!
OK, now it's photo time! Enjoy...!
From the deck:
On the towpath side:
Just shows you how much snow we had overnight :
Our boat -note the solar panels completely covered in snow!:
Our boat looks lonely and desolate!
A few more pictures from our towpath walk :
White for miles:
Alice in wonderland!?:
Pawel and Eddie thought they were stopping for a picnic...Eddie was waiting for the sausages to come out!:
Finally some water that wasn't frozen:
Some unusual ducks: