We've had a quiet week after Christmas in Wales. New Year 2016 was very noisy as fireworks announced the New Year and as usual this upset Ben the dog who hates bangs. Let's hope we have a better year financially as the cost of a new engine made a significant hole in our finances.
I can't say we're enjoying the muddy walks with Ben the dog and a nice crisp frost with frozen ground would be a change, although wet roads rather than icy ones is much safer. Our choice of route out of Whixall in the car is decided by which lane has the least water as there's lots of puddles which nearly meet in the middle of the lanes.
On the boat we're warm, dry and cosy so we shouldn't complain but I do look forward to some cruising when the weather gets warmer. Those continuous cruisers must be a hardy bunch as standing on the stern of the boat in the wet and the cold doesn't appeal to me in the slightest.......I must be getting old!