Nice!

I’ve said before that people in the boating world are different to those we have met in other areas where we’ve lived.
Regular boat owners have come to the Marina over the colder months to check on and take out their boats, or even just to get away from it all for a sunny, if chilly, weekend.
We’ve conversed with them all, exchanging tips and solutions to problems, and have found everyone to be pleasant and friendly.
frozen marina feb 3 2This was proven even more so today when we had a visitor.
This particular gentleman and his wife are considerably older than us and own a small boat dating back to the 70s. Last year, they moved it over to our side of the marina and are about four berths down.
They’re not live-aboards like us as they have a flat in London, so we haven’t seen them since before Christmas, but they were here today to check on their boat and get it ready for a short break in the coming weeks.
frozen marina basin 2He ‘popped in’ to see us this afternoon as she was cooking dinner to see how we’d fared over our first Winter and to make sure we were OK.
He was glad to see we were still here and could sympathise with our condensation problems, had also experienced a similar instance with some light switches, and nodded his head approvingly at our double glazing and bed frame modifications.

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I thought ‘How lovely’, especially as nobody would have cared anywhere else.

Note:
All pictures are mine.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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8 Responses to Nice!

  1. colinandray says:

    As a teenager, I used to cycle all over England and my best memories were made in the “industrial north”. The people there were so caring and trusting. Those events are truly worth celebrating and sharing! πŸ™‚

  2. Here’s a link to one of my favorite commercials:
    http://www.splendad.com/ads/show/1056-Discover-Boating-Wave
    I don’t know how well this translates to other countries (or even other parts of the U.S.), but if you’re on a boat here in the Midwest U.S., you wave to everyone as you pass them. It’s great!

  3. amommasview says:

    It’s nice to have someone like this in the ‘neighbourhood’.

  4. scifihammy says:

    Heart-warming to have friendly neighbours πŸ™‚ It sounds a special community πŸ™‚

    • It is. People come from all walks of life and backgrounds, and it doesn’t matter what kind of boat you have/live on, it’s the fact that you have one that counts. There is no class distinction like you get on housing estates with who’s got the biggest or newest car/TV etc, no keeping up with your neighbour. We’ve even had several offers to look after Maggie in an emergency. It means a lot.

      • scifihammy says:

        I find that, strange tho it may seem at the time, we often end up exactly where we are meant to be. And finding these similar nice people all around you is where You are meant to be πŸ™‚

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