Well another week's gone by and we've been enjoying our life as usual. There's always the normal day to day activities such as buying coal and logs from the marina. It differs from life in a house as we need to keep the water tank topped up from the tap at the bow of the boat and empty the cassettes at the Elsan point. We don't mind this as it's great to live on a boat.
We have peace and quiet in abundance, the delights of living in the Countryside. We love watching the antics of the family of swans in the marina as the cygnets learn to fly. They no longer crash land on the water! We often see a kingfisher sitting on the tiller of a nearby boat.
We're quite happy to go shopping by car to Ellesmere, Whitchurch or Wem. This week we've been to Ellesmere to get the food shopping. In the summer we can go there by boat.
A few days ago we went for a lovely walk with Ben the dog in the woods and the deer park at Attingham Park and saw a couple of stags with huge antlers in the deer park. We had a long walk for us and were feeling hungry so we sampled the butter curry and flatbread from the cafe menu for our lunch....very nice too.
This morning the pontoons were frosty so I spread some rock salt and grit to get from our pontoon to the green before I took Ben out. It was 0 degrees Celsius but it's warmed up to 5 now. We decided on a walk at Alderford Lake with a warm up in the cafe with some lovely hot chocolate before the drive back to Whixall.
We're warm and cosy with our the stove burning with logs and coal. Having lazy afternoon.