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Sshh, sshh, it’s o so quiet………….

Beautiful isn’t it. This picture was taken on Sunday. The water was like a mill-pond, nothing stirred in Basin 2, even the ducks have vacated the area. Work is due to commence………………………….??

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Slip Sliding Away

It’s hard to believe that this was released in 1977. I was 21 that year and got married in the July. It was the year Elvis Presley, Marc Bolan, Baroness Clementine Spencer Churchill, Peter Finch, Joan Crawford, Stephen Boyd, Groucho … Continue reading

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Marina today

Piccy post: You may recognise this shot taken in May

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Banks along the Blue

After yesterday’s rain, today looks promising though I think we can forget soaring temperatures for the time being, which is actually a blessing. Maggie and I were out walking before 7 this morning, and the air felt crisp and fresh. … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday BBQ

I didn’t get round to a post yesterday as we had an impromptu BBQ to send off our friends who are leaving us on the 1st for a life as Water Gypsies. Apart from their choice of meat (we took … Continue reading

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Missed Turn

Sitting here happily in the boat, it has been a peaceful afternoon following our walk up to the supermarket for kidney beans to go with our chilli today. It’s the first time we’ve walked that kind of distance (a mile … Continue reading

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Meet the Neighbours

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 … Continue reading

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Visitors passing by

Ducklings in the marina have fallen prey to gulls, pike and crows this year. But one Mother Duck has protected her last surviving baby and comes to visit often, either by taking up a position on the bank behind us … Continue reading

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Wet Sunday

According to the internet weather site last night, we are in for showers throughout the day. Yet in the media, this weekend was meant to be a scorcher. Well I suppose it is……………. somewhere else. Looking out across our bow, … Continue reading


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Whispering Trees

Forefront of an angry sky I watch as branches sway, Their leaves a-shimmer in the breeze Trying to hold bad weather at bay. Silver jewels tremble in the sun, An optical illusion for sure, A matter of seconds, a blink … Continue reading

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