Monday, 29 December 2014

End of Year Cruise: Day 1

It was a very cold night, but the fire stayed in so it wasn't too bad on board.  It takes a while for the fabric of the boat to feel warm, though.  It was a lovely sunny morning, but the marina was frozen; birds were walking about on the ice.

We had breakfast, and as we did so heard a boat breaking the ice on the cut past the marina.  Then I had a text to say my mother was in hospital again.  So at around 10.30 I set off for Kent.  Fortunately the traffic wasn't bad at all, in either direction.

Back at the marina at about 6pm, I noticed that Jubilee seemed to be occupied.  So in the evening an exchange of texts resulted in John and Jan coming round for a drink, and a very welcome catch up -- particularly since we haven't seen them since they came back from their ten week retirement cruise.

It's another cold night tonight with a hard frost.  We'll have a look at the ice tomorrow and decide whether to attempt to get out.

1 comment:

Neil Corbett said...

Welcome back, we've missed you :-)
I hope you do manage to get out and have a cruise.
But whatever you do a Happy New Year to both of you.
Kath (nb Herbie)