13th May part 2

I’ve split the post so as not to include the ugly heron with the cute goslings and ducklings, and also to share the river views today.
It truly has been glorious, so peaceful and restful.


Here is the brute of a heron:


and his smaller cousin the egret

And of course it wouldn’t be a trip on the river without a swan:
swan 13 5

Once we got back to the marina, we had a bit of a game getting back into our berth as we have two longer boats to maneuver round going backwards.
Maggie was brilliant and sat in the bow keeping out of our way.
maggie on bowSeems the Narrow Boat Shuffle is likely to occur in the next couple of days, though no-one has actually told us if we’re staying on this berth or returning to our original one and we’re away for the weekend looking after our friend who has another operation scheduled.
Mrs Boating Two still hasn’t hatched her babies, and I bet she couldn’t care less about the hassle she’s causing!

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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6 Responses to 13th May part 2

  1. I don’t mind the heron – I think he’s rather regal! Then again, I think they’re the ones who make a lot of racket when they fly overhead, so perhaps I would feel differently if I had to live with them nearby all the time!

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