Thursday, November 14, 2013

NB Bendigedig Is Moored For The Winter

Our boat hasn't moved from it's marina mooring unless you count the movement with the wind battering us on our floating pontoon. It's definately a house boat at the moment as the only travelling has been by car. We've been to Market Drayton as I wanted a Wilkinsons and that was the nearest place to Whixall, and had lunch at Morrisons sampling their fish and chips. The menu said 'hand battered' and it was fish fillet shaped and definately not from a frozen fish packet. Very nice too!

Today we went into Shrewsbury to make a start on some Christmas Shopping before we have crowded shops and the panic that comes with trying to get all the gifts purchased on one shopping trip. Four presents bought, still nine to get but it's a start! I chose my present too...I wanted some glass beads from Pandora to add to my bracelet.

Walking the dog has been a muddy wet experience this week although we managed to miss the showers on a walk around Colemere on Tuesday. Today I waited until eleven am to take Ben out for a walk but the rain still got us on the way back, very heavy with hailstones.......Ben was not impressed!

On the boat I've been having a clear out of the wardrobes getting rid of stuff we don't use to the clothing bank or the charity shop in Ellesmere when we next go there. The diesel heating worked yesterday but today it won't come on and there's no light on the switch showing no power to the system. Luckily we're on shoreline with an electric radiator we can use as background heat when we need it at the other end of the boat. So we're warm and quite happy on our mooring at Whixall Marina.

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