I hadn’t realised that its been 6 weeks since my last blog. We made it to our winter mooring at Barton Turns Marina. Its very nice, has everything you could need, including a cinema! We haven’t been yet but apparently its very nice. There is no mobile reception there at all, but wifi and sat TV are both good. Over the time I’d been looking forward to spending winter on the canal, but we are off the boat for so much for the next 3 months that I felt it was just safer to leave it securely moored when we aren’t there.
We’ve been to Brussels and Brugge for a couple of nights, freezing cold, but no snow. -4c at 8:00pm. The wind was vicious. One of the main attractions in for us in Brussels was the Christmas market in the Grand Palace Square (I think) but its no longer there. It’s been replaced by a very good, hourly, light show. The market is in a different part of town, and there were no Christmas carols – 70’s rock! Very few Christmas stalls as well. It was a little disappointing. I did see the best carousel I have ever seen in my life though.