We’ve been out on the water this afternoon, and the weather has been absolutely glorious.
Several of the cruisers we passed were coming back to base here after a night away. It really is a different world.
We had an interesting game of water ten pin bowling, trying to avoid the yachts as they cut across our bow, so we slowed our engine to a crawl and just let them do their tacking thing around us. Fascinating stuff, especially when seen at such close quarters.
There were lots of smiles, waves and ‘thank yous’ as we puttered through, so no-one was panicked, offended or angry.
I actually took the boat out of the marina and up river today. Hubby took a couple of pictures of me at the tiller, just to prove that I can ‘drive’.
I also turned the boat round to come back, my first attempt, and almost did it in ‘one’.
I haven’t got the confidence to dock her yet, but I’ll get there!
There are several nesting sites along the river for geese and swans, and these cygnets are almost as big as their parents.
The geese seem to be in smaller flocks now
and this guy came so close to the boat, I could reach out and touch him (but didn’t! I want to keep all my bones intact thanks!)
It wasn’t just water fowl en route either.
Most of the sheep in this particular field had twins, and one ewe had triplets.
Spring is definitely here!