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Monday, 21 January 2013

Frozen Canal

Today's post shows you that my world has been overtaken by winter. Much of Britain has had heavy snowfalls over the last few days, while Ashton had escaped with no more than a few snow flurries. This morning was different, however, and the town woke to a layer of snow. It was not very much snow, but it was the most that the town has had so far this winter.

The photo shows the frozen surface of the Peak Forest Canal in Dukinfield, a few yards from Portland Basin and the Ashton boundary. Not many narrowboats are on the move at this time of year but there will be none at all today! This is a problem for anyone wanting to take their boat to Portland Basin Marina to pump out the toilet tank, top up with diesel or use the dry dock for maintenance. It also means that a group who were going to hire a boat for the day will have to make other plans.

The weather is expected to stay very cold for the rest of the week, but with no more snow expected over that period.

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"Frozen Canal" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.


  1. It must be cold there for the canal to freeze. We have not had too many cold days in a row. Our temps are going up and down. Thanks for sharing, a lovely scene. Have a happy week ahead!

  2. Great scene!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. Wow! Great wintry shot!

    New England sounds much the same ~ Snow due tonight and tomorrow and wintry blast of low temps

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^


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