Friday, November 20, 2015

Back Afloat In Windy Whixall

We returned to the boat on Wednesday stopping on the way up in Hereford to get some food to keep us going until we did a proper shop. Ben the dog watered the carpark trees in Asda car park. The boat was soon warmed up with the flick of a switch to turn on the central heating. Next job to light the fire and  soon Ben was stretched out asleep by the fire.

Yesterday we didn't go far, Eric cleaned the car and I cleaned the hairy boat. We took Ben for a short walk up the Prees Arm as far as the second lift bridge before he didn't want to go any further and we turned around. Other than that we all had  a lazy afternoon on the boat.

Today we went in to Ellesmere for a walk by the Mere before we did the shopping at Tesco as the fridge and freezer needed replenishing. I popped in the vet's to pay the bill and get them to sign the form to send to More Than for the Pet Insurance for a refund less their deductions.

While we were away the coolie hat made an escape into the cut but everything else was fine as Eric had played safe and removed the life ring and satellite dish. He bungied down the plank, boat hook and pole. The pot of lavender was still on the pier too. We'd moved the boat so that the wind blew us towards the pier rather than away from it in the wind. 

I must dig out the scarves, hats and gloves if it's going to be cold this weekend.At present the boat is toasty and the sun is shining through the windows. 

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