We’ve been away three days enjoying glorious sunny skies whilst the marina has apparently experienced bad weather.
We hit heavy rain on the motorway about 15 miles from home tonight, and hoped we wouldn’t get drenched unloading the car and taking our stuff down to the boat.
We were lucky as we drove out of it but still wanted to get home as soon as we could as it looked like we were in for a bit of a storm.
The air is hot, clammy and muggy, and I took this shortly after we’d offloaded everything from the trolley and got it aboard.
You can just make out the fading rainbow in the centre.
There are some new arrivals in the basin, ducklings only a couple of days old.
We have been missed by some of the other boat owners and they have filled us in about these cute fluffy additions.
It would appear this duck originally had six babies, but tonight is now down to three.
We were upset as after we’d unpacked, we took Maggie out for a walk and seen Mum with four babies, so one had been lost in such a short space of time.
I am pleased to say WE WERE WRONG!
Mummy Duck still had her four babies sheltered under her wing on the bank behind us. My picture isn’t very good I’m afraid but it was past 9pm when I took it and my hands are a bit shaky today.
The other Mother Duck with three has taken up residence on the bank at the corner of the pontoon down by our three friends whose boats are all alongside each other.
Hopefully the pike/heron/herring gulls won’t get their beaks on any more of these little darlings.