I wish I could say I took this picture.
Last night was so clear, and the full moon was reflected on the water like a spotlight.
In fact, it was so bright, we thought we’d left a light on when we went to bed just after 10.
Hubby got the camera out in the hope of getting our own shot, but we were too close, and the moon too high in the sky to get the full impact of this natural beauty.
This isn’t our marina, but the view from our windows is similar.
When taking Maggie for her final walk, it is rare to see anyone else.
As the season is now officially over, there are not many lights on in other boats, and it’s only the pontoon pillars (water hoses on one side and the electricity plug ins nearest the moorings) and yellow glow from the main building and shower block illuminating the way.
It is so restful, the only noise being that of the wildlife here, that it is no wonder we are all sleeping so well.
Saying that though, I have been awake since before 5, listening to the ducks as they talk across the water.
Laughing Duck is one of the culprits, and the reply was definitely not an echo.
The dog (and Hubby) shifted and I was wedged, but not uncomfortable, against the side of the boat. I tucked the duvet round me, and tried in vain to get back to sleep.
Too many things are going through my mind, so I was glad when it was time to get up and begin our day.
It was misty out, almost impossible to see the boats opposite, let alone the dog walk, but now having had breakfast and those two very welcome cups of tea, it is clearing and will be another glorious sunny day.
Geese flew overhead around 7.30, and the water by our pontoon was full of ducks having some kind of heated discussion.
As the morning mist rose around them, it was as if they were all sitting in a sauna.
I have several phone calls to make today, most are to tell salesmen we are not proceeding with the purchase of a car through them. We said we would let them know after the weekend and we are people of our word.
We have decided to keep my car and put Hubby’s in part exchange instead.
We don’t need a large vehicle anymore, and his attracted a better trade in.
It has almost three times as much mileage on the clock even though it is a year younger than mine and is also more expensive to run.
We shall be going back to the showroom this morning with our cash deposit, and I am hoping to tweak the figures a little to get a three year service agreement thrown in at a reduced price. A set of mats and a full tank of petrol would also be nice, but we shall have to see about that as the car is not expensive (as cars go these days) even though it is new.
This is what we have decided on: