Well we are back onboard Harnser but only for a long weekend to visit The Bridge, Napton for the Winter Folk Festival.
We set off from the moorings at about 4 pm and stopped in the top lock to load the boat and get the dog onboard, he is now approaching 14 and doesn't cross lock gates any more.
Once everything was onboard we decided to carry on down the flight for a bit and moored between locks 10 and 11 at 5 pm.
While we have been away the minimum temperature in the boat had dropped to -3.3 C and outside to below -8 C so it was a good move draining down before we left. All we have to do now is to get the boat nice and warm again, the Dickinson is on in the galley and the fire alight in the Boatman's Cabin so hopefully by bedtime we will be nice and cosy.