Frosty times

Winter is almost upon us, and after a really mild November so far, the frosty mornings are starting to hit us hard.
Nothing like this yet, but it’s on the way!
frozen marina basin 2When we woke up yesterday morning, both cars on MOH’s drive had icy windscreens. That didn’t deter us from taking the dogs out though, but we did get on our way after lunch as we didn’t want to get back to the boat in the dark.

We’d left one of our little rads on low to keep the chill off, and the first thing we did when we got back was put the heating on. This was to be a two edged sword though as it compounded our condensation problem as we hadn’t put the picture frames up at the portholes yet (we had however done our clingfilming bit a little while ago).cling filmWe are well on schedule as we did this a year ago, all but 2 days. One thing about diarising boat entries on my blog is I can look things up for comparison!

This morning, we had ice on the inside of the kitchen windows, so priority of the day was to get those frames up. Tomorrow we will be off to get some new curtains for them as we can’t find the ‘screens’ from last year. Also, our towel curtains Hubby made last year have faded so need to be replaced, and this time we’ll line them.
We are still learning, listening to others and making notes on boat living.

At the moment, it’s raining, and will be well into the early hours. The good news is that at least it will be ‘warmer’, but we will still have some condensation, though certainly not as much.
Swings and roundabouts as always.

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! 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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8 Responses to Frosty times

  1. polarflares says:

    I am so happy someone else clingwraps the windows. My roommate doesn’t believe this helps

    • It certainly does here. We get a kit for a pound which does 2 windows, and do our escape hatch in the roof, the 2 kitchen windows, the two lounge end windows and the bow doors. It stops the condensation forming on the metal trims and also keeps the heat in!

  2. Condensation is always an issue with boats. Have you tried one of those little gold colored dehumidifying rods? We had one about 2 feet long placed low on the salon floor and it really helped in winter.

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