It had been forecast, but we hadn’t expected something quite so dramatic!
I could hear it coming, like a stampede of excited dogs rushing down the pontoon.
dogsLuckily, Hubby had already taken Maggie out for her first walk of the day as he’d seen the radar picture, and knew what was headed our way.

Actually, we’ve been lucky.
In the time we’ve been here, we have had very few rainy days, and any rain forecast seemed to either miss us completely or disperse beforehand.
Not so this morning.

It hit us sideways on with a force like some kind of power tool, the noise enhanced by the metal casing of the boat. We rocked and drifted back and forth on our mooring ropes and diagonal springers, but neither of us were worried. We were dry and safe.

rainy days
We were booked in for our flu jabs this morning at 9.30.
The three of us left the boat duly prepared, us in our waterproofs and Maggie wearing her little jacket. By the time we reached the car, we were slightly soggy, but at least we weren’t drenched to the core.
After our jabs, we went into the supermarket to get Maggie’s food. At the moment, they are the cheapest for the brand she likes.
Then we came damply back to the boat and waited to see what the rest of the day would bring.

Now, four hours later, the rain is abating, and the sky is clearing.
Hanging our waterproofs under the pram cover to dry works exactly as we’d hoped it would.
We’re due to get the bottom skirt back next week so the deck will stay dry when it rains. The front bow is also dry where it matters. Neither of the covers are watertight (too many outlets needed for mooring ropes and ventilation), but they will provide adequate protection from the elements as intended.
Hubby’s ‘hat’, now with two coats of paint, is sitting in the bow (nicknamed the conservatory) waiting for a third. The colour match to the boat is good.
Fred will be going on an outing soon to match the colour for his perch to the ‘branch’ he is attached to.

owlAll in all, rain or no rain, things are coming together nicely.


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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.
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3 Responses to Wave

  1. I’ve always been a big fan of the sound of “soothing” rain coming down on my rooftop. But sideways rain, and a rocking foundation can be quite a different kettle of fish–especially when the fish may be joining you on deck and in your living room!
    I’m relieved to hear that you made it through the torrential downpour with flying colors though. I’m guessing pretty soon, experiences like that will be a matter of routine. And with all the clever strategies you and the hubby employ along the way, I’m thinking you’ll be patting one another on the back instead of patting one another down with dry towels.
    Cheers, my friend!

    • Rain always seem to lull Hubby to sleep be it in a tent, car, house and now boat. We’ve heard about the times the car park has been flooded here and how severe one winter was, and all we can do is prepare as best we can.
      One thing we are certain of though is that everyone looks out for each other in such times.

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