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The frost had remained all day here, this must be a chilly place to live.

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Very nice picture John. You get the feel of the cold weather in this one.
John Prior: Thanks Frances, a lovely bright cold day, but a very cold spot here and the fields on the other side of the canal had kept the white frost also.
That's interesting - what are the wheel barrows needed for do you think?
John Prior: Thanks Elizabeth, the barrows are for transporting fuel for the stoves.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Jan 2012, 07:22
Funnily enough I was walking along our local canal yesterday and wondering how people manage to keep warm inside these boats in weather like this?
John Prior: Hi Chris, most seem to have stoves built in, lots of logs and bags of coal in evidence, I don't know if the insulation is effective in these boats. A few years back they would have all been narrow boats, but a lot now are roomier, wider barges.
Cold morning. Do they get wood in the surroundings?
John Prior: Hi, yes in fact a lot of trees have been cleared behind the new fence in the picture, some of the boats were loaded with logs of all sizes.
Just what I was thinking.
John Prior: It must be quite a hard lifestyle.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 17 Jan 2012, 09:11
I like the neat way all the equipment is kept out of the way John.
John Prior: Yes most are neat, but there are exceptions, although they are obliged to keep the towpath clear.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jan 2012, 09:56
Freezing! but its made a lovely image with the laying frost and the winter sunshine smile
John Prior: Thanks Linda, was very pleased with this shot.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Jan 2012, 09:59
Another pleasing capture John!
John Prior: Cheers Fred.
Way in the background it looks like hoar-frosted trees. Interesting shot.
John Prior: Thanks Mary, no just the sunlight on the bare trees.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jan 2012, 11:06
A bit like the canals around here John but had the pleasure of having been invited on board of one for a cup of out of the cold and it was quite warm inside.

Supper capture.
John Prior: Thanks Pedroeric, yes I'm sure they can be quite snug when heated.
  • Ed von Ems
  • Portugal
  • 17 Jan 2012, 12:07
Great shot!
John Prior: Thanks a lot Ed
I like this one John, it has a real frosty morning feel to it.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, the frost makes it look like a morning shot, but this is late afternoon in a 'frost pocket,
What on earth is all that stuff in the background John?
John Prior: Lots of stuff seemed to be covered with tarpaulins, a lot of trees had been felled beyond the fence in the picture, I think a lot of the logs ended up on the boats for fuel smile
Were they all still in bed ? Nice couple of images john
Nice view with a great rendering of the frozen mood.
Have a nice day.

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