Tag Archives: wind

Putting off our Friend

We had invited our friend up for the day with the intention of taking him out on the boat. As always, we have kept a watchful eye on the weather reports and radar pictures, and have seen the UK swamped … Continue reading

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Something in the air

Have you ever been out walking in the evening and had a sense that something wasn’t quite right? Maggie is a creature of habit, and as such has her final wee sometime between 9.30 and 10pm. If it’s a pleasant … Continue reading

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Fragrance and being fragrant

We are spending a few days with our friend as he has two appointments tomorrow and he has asked for Hubby to accompany him. I had a hospital appointment myself this morning, so we came straight here afterwards. Our friend … Continue reading

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The Visiting Wind

I found this image whilst looking for something to insert into my ‘The Howling’ post. It didn’t seem to fit in with what I’d written then, but as it is quite beautiful, I decided to work backwards and write a … Continue reading

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The Howling

The wind whips across the water, Slashing and crashing Against the hulls of all berthed vessels, Bashing and thrashing Against their mooring ropes, They struggle to break free from the onslaught. Whistlings in the rigging, All of the same shrill … Continue reading

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Four o’clock warning, five o’clock eggs

We are currently in the middle of what one would term ‘blowiness’. Actually, the boat is taking a pounding as winds over 50mph hit us  continually and the water splashes up against our hull in a frenzy. The ropes are … Continue reading

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The Long and Windy Night

The sun’s shining on the marina this morning and the temperature in the boat is above 26º, though it is still chilly outside. Hubby’s gone up to do the washing, I’ve cleaned through the boat and things are getting back … Continue reading

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Gusty Blast, or Ghastly Bust?

As I was turning the corner coming back from my walk along the lock front with Maggie this afternoon, the wind nearly swept me off my feet (and I am no lightweight, even after almost a five stone loss). It … Continue reading

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A chill in the air

Hubby was up just before 6 this morning. It was chilly and still pretty dark. The dog wasn’t too bothered about getting up, but when she realised it was ‘walkies’ time, she was soon wide awake and bouncing on the … Continue reading

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Start up a conversation with anyone and the subject of The Weather has to be in the top 3. If someone asks me on the phone ‘What’s the weather like with you?’ I tend to answer “Well, we have some”. … Continue reading

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