Berthed at the end of the pontoon, he sits on the bow and watches the world go by.
On rainy days, he can stay inside, but still see what is going on and enjoy the surroundings of a marina or relax along the river banks and canals.
Miles of waterways to explore, time is immaterial, and he can work to his own schedule.
His boat is kitted out for one, with the comforts of home such as a wet room, kitchen, and seating area with a neat little bookshelf built into the side of a cupboard, upon which sits a small TV and a mini hi-fi.
His bed is cunningly laid out under a fold down work surface, neatly tucked out of the way but without the need for it to be made up every time he wishes to retire for the night.
On chilly evenings, he can sit inside or out, wrapped in a blanket or heavy sweater, enjoying the silence save for the wildlife that flurry around him as he watches the sun set.
A gentle man, softly spoken, kind and generous, he has no ties or family.
No-one to complicate things, or tell him what to do, where to go or when.
A man totally at peace with the world, his surroundings and his life.
A nomad of the water.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
Nice!! I like your style of writing. Thanks