The marina has been quite busy recently, and we have seen three narrowboats and one cruiser berth opposite us for a few days.
There are plans to revamp the other basin and both toilet blocks after the season finishes, and we were interested to know where the long-standing boats would be put for the duration. There are some places open on the river, but for liveaboards like us that wouldn’t be practical when the high waters come.
Our basin appears to have reduced in occupants over the last few weeks, some boats going out for extended trips and one 30 footer is still out after two months! One of the longer narrowboats has recently been sold, and another has given notice to become water gypsies as from the beginning of September.
Photo: Maggie waiting to board this morning
Whether they are visitors or neighbours, these are familiar faces.
This family live on the river and drop in often, now aware that food may be in the offing. We still don’t know what happened to the pair here or if any of their cygnets survived.
You’ll find these ladies and their friends lazing on the bank behind us every day.
These guys visit every year and stay for about two months.
And this little chap manages to blend in with the water, so it’s not until he moves that you can actually see him. I took this through the window this morning, so it’s a bit fuzzy.
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