All Aboard, All Change or Changing Hands

We are quite well known on the Marina now, and with it being a four day Bank Holiday weekend over Easter, things are getting busy and the car park is almost full.
I was glad I went up to the shower block early as by the time I was using the hairdryer, the other two cubicles were occupied, and there was a queue beginning for the third.
Hubby was doing the washing next door, so we are now all up straight with the domestic side and can enjoy a trip up river if we so wish.

Several of our boating friends have recently changed vessels, so I have amended my ‘address book’ accordingly, including one of the original entries with the new owners names against it.

A couple on our pontoon have moved on, their intentions being to enjoy a short canal trip, then back to their new base where they will take possession of their new boat, built to their own specifications. Naturally, they are very excited about it, having documented the whole procedure from day one.

Another acquaintance started to re-jig his boat last autumn, but hit a couple of snags and having spent the colder months in his property,  is now in the process of starting again.
Two berths down, our mechanics friend has just completed blacking and painting his boat in a shipyard several miles away, and across the way another couple’s boat will soon be returned to its berth after being painted. They have been away visiting family across the country in a camper van for three weeks.

It’s a beautiful day now after a dodgy start. Tomorrow promises to be hot and sunny, so we will probably take the boat out and enjoy the relaxing scenery.

canal boat


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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6 Responses to All Aboard, All Change or Changing Hands

  1. colinandray says:

    Life in the slow lane! Wonderful!

  2. scifihammy says:

    Sounds like a lovely day – to meander up the river in your boat 🙂

  3. janegundogan says:

    You are definitely having a charmed life there. I feel a leisurely cruise would fix me right up!

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