We have had some of the highest temperatures over the past few days, and the boat thermometer hit almost 30º today.
The marina has been busy and a lot of casual boaters have been taking their cruisers out all day. The wind picked up this afternoon and three had to have two goes at mooring up as they got caught and overshot their berth.
Next week in time for the Easter Bank Holiday, temperatures are due to plummet, and overnight will fall to single figures.
Not that this would normally worry us when we have a couple of extra blankets to put on the bed, a winter tog duvet, my medication aka Hot Flushes R Me, and the dog to keep my feet warm.

The extra blankets have been vacuum packed and are either in storage or at MSM’s wrapping up something precious and breakable.
The heavenly winter tog duvet fell victim to the varnish episode, and the replacement mid weight one is not only smaller by being a double rather than King Size, but a bit inadequate on a chilly night.
My medication seems to be a duff box, as I have not had hot sweats at night for about a week, oh yeah, since I started the new packet. If anything, I have actually been feeling the cold!

Even Maggie is keeping someone else’s feet warm as she snuggles up with MSM at night.
Seriously though, this arrangement has worked exceptionally well for everyone as she is much more settled and we are less stressed. MSM is also glad to have the company and ‘an excuse’ to get up in the mornings!

I haven’t posted any recent pictures of her, so here are some I took this week.
Note the new ‘baby’, and the family photos!
And just to show willing, this is the current state of the new basin.

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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3 Responses to Heatwave!

  1. Heartafire says:

    Great shots! wonder of wonders we actually had a cool front come through the past two days. It is nice for a change! 🌺

  2. Maybe Maggie just isn’t a boat dog. Whenever I pack up I always need something that’s already packed.

    • We still have no idea of the sudden change as she has been fine since we arrived in July 2014. It could be a combination of small space, dark corners and failing eyesight plus intermittent noises she can’t identify. Still, we’ve found a temporary solution and it will all work out somehow in the end. 🙂

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