Saturday, 15 February 2014

Rock ’n’ Roll on the move and a very special day ...

 We’re all in place ... George on the tiller, Molly in her bed on the roof and I’ve got my camera!
 It was a beautiful calm day on Thursday as we reversed out of our mooring slot
 There’s the exit/entrance to the marina but we’re not going out ...
 ... we’re going for fuel and gas ...
 The services at Droitwich Spa Marina.  The work going on in the background will be a reception/admin building to replace the temporary metal cabin you can see
 All done and we head back ...
 ... in the bright sunshine to our mooring ...
... once again.

Last night (Friday) we invited Becky and Mark (from the boat on the left in this picture) round for drinks and had a really good evening.  I remember looking at the clock just before 10pm and what seemed no more that half an hour later it was half past 2!

45 years ago today!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

A bit choppy!

We’ve been rather busy of late.

George has been helping out Stuart at Lambon Boats most days with the painting preparation on Still Rockin’ and I’ve been packing up Rock ’n’ Roll ready for the take over by Ann and Kev on 1st March as well as starting on the curtains for Still Rockin’.

We’ve only a few days left now living aboard our narrowboat and life will change rather drastically after the 1st of March when we will be ‘downsizing’!  Watch this space!

In the meantime, Molly still needs a bit of exercise and so when the wind appeared to drop a bit yesterday we took a walk just around the marina.  Our mooring here at Droitwich Spa Marina is in the lee of the locks as is fairly well sheltered from the winds so it was a ‘bit' of a surprise when we reached the ‘other corner’ of the marina and wind nearly blew both of us off our feet!

Not nearly as rough as in places further south around the Thames and the Oxford areas.  We appear to be getting off quite lightly here in the midlands although the River Severn at Worcester is doing its best to make life difficult for house dwellers.

To all our fellow boaters and blog readers ... stay safe, stay dry, stay warm.

Monday, 3 February 2014

The new kid on the block ...

We saw this youngster with its parents a couple of days ago on the Driotwch Canal whilst we were out walking, the following day they were all in the marina and now he’s on his own but seems to like it and is sticking around visiting the pontoons forever hopeful!

First Snowdrop

It was yesterday morning in the glorious sunshine as we walked into Droitwich along the towpath ...
... the snowdrops were at the side of a bench and I couldn’t keep Molly out of the picture as she ‘picked up the messages’ left by other passing dogs!