Isn’t there a song about that? (Faron Young, 1986)
The early flights are leaving vapour trails across the sky, and the birds are singing merrily in the trees. It looks like it’s going to be another glorious day.
Maggie got us up at 3.31 so Hubby donned clothes and took her out only for her to do nothing (he was not pleased). When he came back to bed, her tummy started the squishing symphony, so I got up for the scrambled eggs solution.
Hubby couldn’t get back to sleep, so he got up too and has gone up to do the laundry.
You would not believe the sunrise. It’s blinding, and taking these photos has made my eyes go funny. The sun is flooding the bow with light and it’s only 5.30.
Maggie is stretched out beside me on the bench, fast asleep. Her nose is warm but the eggs have done the trick and the churning has stopped. The heat lately has put her off her food, but we are making sure she drinks plenty.
We have a lot to do today in readiness for our trip.
As I’ve said, Hubby is doing the laundry, we have some shopping to do, and need to fill up the water tank. We have a full tank of fuel (she holds 80 litres), and two 5 litre cans in reserve. The boat is very conservative on fuel and by our calculations, we should come back half full.
One thing we won’t have to worry about though is packing! We just untie the ropes and go.
We leave tomorrow, and will arrive on Thursday afternoon. We have no intention of rushing or spending hours at the tiller, so will enjoy the trip and scenery.
The festival starts on Saturday, so we can settle in beforehand.
We’ll travel back on Monday to arrive here Wednesday, unless we take an extra day or two out having ‘got the bug’ to travel further afield. We only have a river licence so can’t go on the canals, but there are still plenty of waterways to explore.
That’s the beauty about retirement, our time is our own.
As we’re going to be away from the Marina with no mains electricity or WIFI, I’m going to keep a journal, take loads of photos, and share the experience through my next series of posts when we get back.