The tardy crew , who couldn't get out of bed in time, set off in freezing conditions plus gusty wind.
Brian was distracted by some wood and disappeared to investigate but beat a hasty retreat, on finding it was guarded by baying dogs with large teeth! But it had warmed him up at least.
Primroses cheered us along at the locks , following icicles hanging from lock gates like spears.
We got to Devizes, after 23 locks taking 210 mins .
The sun shined briefly , and our good friend Simon appeared to cheer us on our way .