Today has been a much more civilized day. We awoke at about 10am :-) All the other boats on the March town moorings had gone. Due mainly to the fact that they were from the local hire base and were siting out their last night 1 mile from the hire company. At £200 a day this has to be one of the most expensive nights moorings in the country. Heaven knows what it costs to over run your hire period!
Throughout the week we came across the same family on our trip. Sure the were nice enough people, but HIS boatman ship was disastrous. Now' I am no expert, but I very quickly realized long ago that in a boat weighing 17 tons that slowly and gently were the key elements in safe and effective passage. He on the other hand had the mindset that full power was the way. It's not, and never will be. We came upon him on a mooring where there were some Plastic, Tupperware, or if you prefer GRP boats. Now, like Scissor, Paper, Stone so it is with boats. Steel V's GRP. Steel WILL win. Its no wonder the chap with the GRP boat was justly pissed of by the hire boat hitting him in a botched attempt to moor on FULL power. T'was entertaining for us to watch, accept for the fact we were holding station until he had finished so we could slip in behind him, which we did without incident. Unfortunately we got the wroth of the GRP owner for being a narrowboat to the tune of F*cking narrowboats, F*cking hire boats, F*cking amateurs F*cking this and F*cking that. So we let the dogs out which further f*cked him of and he promptly left. I think its like penis envy, the problem GRP boat owners have. Mine is longer than his :-)
Our cruise today was back to our beautiful home mooring at Bill Fen, Ramsey. About 4 hours in all from March.
As a novelty for August weather it remained dry.......... Just! We were back and tied on not more than 1/2 hour and the heavens opened with thunder, lightening, and a rainstorm that would wake the dead. Not that we were bothered, we had taken to our bed for a very late afternoon kip. We woke a 8pm which is why I am blogging at 1.30 in the morning.
So all in all a very enjoyable week.
This was our entire route out and then back..................