Hubby had a bad night and when he came back to bed in the early hours, he was cold.
He snuggled into me for warmth, and I welcomed the coldness of his body as my back was giving me hell and cold always works to relieve it. He finds it amazing that I enjoy the feel of his cold hands on my back, but cold feet? Get them away!!
Just before 7, he rolled over and mumbled something about could he have a lie in.
I took that as my cue to emerge from Warmland, and got dressed to take the dog out.
As soon as I vacated my part of the bed, Hubby rolled into it and was fast asleep again before I got my shoes on.
It’s been a while since I walked the dog on my own in the morning.
We did the dog walk here first (wee and poo), and I couldn’t see the boat, the mist was so thick again, but it wasn’t cold and I was quite comfortable in my joggers and jumper.
I decided to extend our walk to the Avenue, where it was a clear as a bell as we did the figure of eight route. We met up with two other dog walkers, two runners and a cyclist, Maggie did three more wees and we got back to the boat around 8.20.
The marina was still covered in mist though, and I took these pictures through the window when we got back:
You can see our angle of view is quite different since our move a couple of days ago.
It’s 9.30 now and Hubby has surfaced, so I shall be getting breakfast.
The sun is out and shining in, so we have Nature’s heating taking the chill off inside the boat as the temperature creeps up past 14º.
There was some serious condensation on the porthole frames this morning.
With October just around the corner, we will soon be winterising the boat and sealing the windows with our picture frames and the clingfilm DIY glazing when we can purchase it. The oil radiators are waiting in the wings to see daylight, but as in the house, we don’t want to start using them too early.
I remember my office colleagues were always surprised at how low our winter heating bills were. We had gas central heating then, and our winter quarter was half of theirs. We never used to put our heating on until the clocks went back at the end of October unless a really cold day warranted a quick burst. We had no other heating than radiators in the bungalow (unlike in the cottage where we had the log burner in the lounge and oil central heating). It would come on half an hour before we got up for an hour, then as we were at work all day, it would come on again fifteen minutes before we were due home, and go off again half an hour before we went to bed. Some of them decided to follow suit and knocked around £30 off their bill. If we got chilled, our solution was simple, we put on a thicker jumper!
Nothing is automatic here on the boat. Not that it’s a problem as we have adjusted accordingly.
And so our day begins. Looks like it’s going to be another warm one.