The wind last night was certainly rocking the boat, with hailstones or lashing rain hammering on the roof too. We had a few big bangs until Eric pulled out the tyres from the engine bay and wedged us in to stop the bangs. Taking Ben out last thing at night was fun, the wind was so strong it nearly blew you over.
This morning the sun's out, its 3 degrees C but feels warmer as the wind has dropped. Somebody's plastic top box was floating in the marina this morning but other than that the boats appear OK. When the rain hammers down we always wonder if the water will find a way in somewhere but it didn't so the seals around the mushrooms and chimney must be intact.
Our daughter Clare had an unexpected surprise the other night with an early Christmas present of a little collie pup called Poppie from her fiancee Ben......let's hope Ben the dog and Poppy become mates otherwise Christmas is going to fun.
|Ben with puppy Poppy|
Six sleeps to Christmas, which will be spent on dry land in Newport with our family. Just got stocked up with some coal and logs to keep us warm when we get back on the boat where we plan to see the New Year in.