Four days to go, and we will be back aboard.
We’ll be busy this week getting all the washing done and cleaning the house from top to bottom. We’ll also stock the fridge and cupboards with every day replacements, and on the day of our host’s return, prepare a hot meal so that she doesn’t have to.
The plan is to take things Home over the next few days rather than a mad panic on our final day here. We had intended starting today, but it has been raining non stop for over four hours, and judging by the radar, there is no let up for at least another four.
Hubby managed to take Maggie out for a walk first thing, and had just taken his coat off and walked into the kitchen when the skies opened.
The river is up to 3.96 meters, another two centimetres and we are officially in full flood.
The bottom part of the marina is under water which is gradually creeping up towards the car park. All vehicles are now vying for top space at the higher level.
Our pontoons and boats are a feature in a huge lake, and it is a novelty seeing the boats in the basin on the opposite side of the river as they are normally completely hidden by the bank. At the moment, there is no bank. Anywhere.
We are not actually worried about the rising water level, which as explained in earlier posts here and here is expected at this time of year.
Our concern is when the rain is going to stop so that we can get our stuff down to the boat DRY!
It’s surprising how much we have to return.
The pressure cooker.
The sewing machine.
My card making box.
Our Christmas in a bag.
Clothes, shoes and coats.
Food (gradually being run down, so hopefully should fit in a (big) carrier bag)
Bedding and sheets.
Dog blankets, leads and dog food.
Toiletry bag, first aid kit, and medicines.
Travel alarm, book, can opener (we couldn’t get on with hers at all).
Battery and mobile phone chargers.
Torches and portable lights.
Going on holiday was never like this. We just unhooked and went (this picture from our trip to Stratford in July).