River ramble

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.
Digital CameraThere were lots of smiles, waves and ‘thank yous’ as we puttered through, so no-one was panicked, offended or angry.
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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’.
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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.

Digital CameraThe geese seem to be in smaller flocks now
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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!)
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It wasn’t just water fowl en route either.
Digital CameraMost of the sheep in this particular field had twins, and one ewe had triplets.
Spring is definitely here!

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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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4 Responses to River ramble

  1. colinandray says:

    My nautical background is sea-going but presumably the “Rules if the Road” are the same i.e. power always gives way to sail? Boats must pass “red to red”/”port to port” ( you drive on the right)?

    • Yes, we abide by these rules when out on the water. The yachts today were all over the place so we slowed to our minimum, keeping to a straight course to avoid hitting tree roots or the bank, and let them sort themselves out as they tacked around us as the river was quite narrow there.

  2. scifihammy says:

    Sounds idyllic 🙂 What a lovely way to spend the afternoon. 🙂
    And well done on the ‘driving’ 🙂

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