Ice Alert

Hubby asked for a lie in this morning having had a bad night, so it was up to me to take her ladyship out for her first wee.
It was cold again, but I put the heating on for half an hour before getting up, so the boat was nice and warm as I got my act together.
Hurrah! No ice on the bathroom window! Also, no condensation, and maybe it was psychological, but it didn’t feel so cold in there either.

frozen marina
This isn’t quite us, but if the cold weather continues, it may well be.
Ice has formed on the surface in both basins this morning, and talking to one of the old timers some months ago, apparently our marina has frozen in the past and he has a picture of his friend walking across the ice. Nice (not).

However, it brings to mind interesting scenarios, especially when ducks come in to land,
ice duckhow they will fare when looking for food,
frozen duckand if we have any budding Torville and Deans out there:
art duck                  art duck 2I thought these paintings were beautiful, and wanted to share them with you.


About pensitivity101

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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2 Responses to Ice Alert

  1. scifihammy says:

    Great photos and paintings 🙂 Hope you don’t get frozen in this winter!

    • By early afternoon, the surface ice had disappeared from our basin, but is still patchy on the other side.
      One thing we are learning about the boating community here is that everyone looks out for everyone else, so you are never alone!

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