Category Archives: life afloat

Old friend, old life

I did a post some time ago about how transient the boating life is, and regular readers will know that we are no longer a part of it now. The couple mentioned in that post have now found a buyer … Continue reading

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Small World

We had visitors today, an elderly couple we became friends with within a couple of weeks of our arrival on the marina in 2014. They come every weekend to take their boat out, and on the way out of the … Continue reading

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The Heat’s getting to us all

It’s uncomfortable in bed. The pillows are too hot, the sheet is crumpled with my constant tossing and turning, and the dog wants to go out. I donned my shoes but forgot my glasses and walked her over the road, … Continue reading

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The End of life as we knew it:

Today saw the door close on our boating life. Hopefully we will still keep in touch with our boating friends, but are officially no longer boat owners having signed her over to new owners this afternoon. Signing the paperwork took … Continue reading

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Just visiting

I went down to the marina tonight for Maggie’s final wee and got chatting to a couple of our friends. There are a lot of cars I don’t recognise, and a lot of new faces too, including a young family … Continue reading

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The Phantom Beeper

I had an intriguing conversation with a couple of boaters last night when I took Maggie down for her final wee. One couple came over to compliment me on my weight loss, which worked wonders for my morale which had … Continue reading

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Waters to Roads

We had a strange experience today travelling up to our brokers to check on the boat and run the engine. What took us 8 days by water took just over an hour and a half in the car, and passing … Continue reading

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