Sunday, 13 May 2018

Perfect Sunday morning

We were only saying the other day we've never seen swans carrying cygnets on their backs, so here's how our Sunday started. One poor little cygnet was trying to hop on and just as they passed the boat he jumped onto mum's tail. We had the pleasure of meeting this family the other day when they popped past for a snack.

Plus, our neighbours right opposite with their brood of 8 moorhen chicks keep us amused. The parents come to get the porridge we've put on the bank. We guess it must be quite a squash in their nest as they spend a good bit of time in there. This morning all the little ones were out & about and one parent appeared to doing some major house work before they all got back in.


Last Wednesday we had a lovely helping our friend Annie back to her mooring in Marsworth after her weekend trading at Berkhamsted floating market. We rarely get to do locks together as one of us is on the boat. And we didn't take any photos.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

First ducklings of 2018.

Today we moved a short distance from Linslade to Leighton Buzzard and saw our first ducklings of 2018, much later than our last two springs in the north west.

We have been at our house getting it respectable to put on the market in a week or so, exciting times for both Ada & Dale and us too. We really will be of not fixed abode soon.

The Art Boat

We have been moored in Linslade quite near The Globe pub for about 12 days and this bank holiday weekend has been very hot and busy along the tow path. We went to the floating market at Berkhamsted on the train yesterday and met up with our friends Yvonne & Mike. While we were there we met Annie from Marsworth who sells cards from her boat, plus Jan on The Art Boat who we had cruised with through Soulbury 3 locks, as John knows those locks well, Jan & I chatted on our boats while he did the hard work. 

Annie's Card boat
The Leather boat

We went to Ashridge to see the amazing bluebells that carpet the woods and we just had to have our photo taken beside the Duke of Bridgewater’s Memorial, sadly it was closed, as a child my parents said 6d was too much to go up to the top.

These little fish in the shade of our boat