Thursday, 13 February 2014

Work begins

Pete is preparing Goldeneye and partner for today's dredging. He would be out managing water as ever, but last week Hilda's registration plate took a swim in the River Nene. Whilst she (the work 4x4) was on the road. It's just that the Nene decided to move to further shores, as have so many UK rivers in the last month. So whilst Hilda waits to be legal again, Pete's driving the boat whilst his colleague dredges.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A bit big for the bath tub

With Pete's van off the road for a few days, he has resorted to taking this 90 footer home instead.

Friday, 7 February 2014

A morning lean

We woke up with our home on quite a lean this morning. So so much rain! There is so much water that the ropes have held us fast and pulled our starboard side down toward the bank. Auto close on a few doors!

On rivers where this is expected with the usual rise and fall of the river, ropes are tied to rings which slide up & down poles. The mooring bank isn't ground, but floating pontoons with bridges to the land. So our river boaters are still level. But then they can end up settling on a field if their ropes pull off...

Canals don't usually rise this much, so the first thing Pete will race out to do after breakfast is to let the water out. Flood paddles open, wier boards off, we should be level later today.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Swan prepares

Here is Mr or Mrs Swan. His/her partner is just along the bank ahead of Bella. With the careful arrangement of grasses a few moments ago, we suspect nest building and eating up are in progress. If so, we'll keep you informed!