Move along there please

Our neighbours have bought a new boat.
Their existing boat is ten feet longer than ours, and the one they have just purchased is eight feet longer than that.
It is the intention to berth it next to us for the time being. Their old one will then be put up for sale in the other basin and the new one moved across to their original berth.
dogma
On the journey down (it took four days and 32 locks) they have had a problem adjusting to the difference in length and taken a series of knocks, so it has been suggested that we move our boat whilst they ‘park’.
We have no problem with that, but will be checking out an even better solution when the Manager comes on duty this morning, having already put the idea forward yesterday.

The berth on the other side of our pontoon finger is empty. It makes sense for us to put our boat there (with the finger between us and them) thus giving them plenty of mooring space. They will be spending today moving their belongings from one boat to the other, therefore there will be a lot of movement and by being out of their way completely, no possibility of damage to them or us by ‘jostling’.
us and them
As you can see after manoeuvering, they stick out a fair bit more than we do!

There is a small problem though.

boat duck 3Mrs Boating Two has laid 8 eggs in the bucket on their bow. She has been sitting on them for about 2 weeks.
She is highly unlikely to let anyone lift her, eggs and bucket from one boat to the other.
She may leave them temporarily when they move their old boat, but will she find them again on the other side of the marina?
Or will she stay put and move with the boat?

Meanwhile, note to self:
Remember to turn RIGHT getting off the boat.
bb other side bb moved

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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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6 Responses to Move along there please

  1. scifihammy says:

    hahaha I hope you Do remember to turn right πŸ™‚

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