Thursday, 10 September 2020

The good, the bad and the ugly.

We left the apartment just before 8 this morning and returned to the boat. 

I enjoyed having unlimited hot water, unlimited TV and a dishwasher but we did rather feel we were rattling around in such a big space. We took our washing with us and were able to get it washed and dried during our stay.

The bottom of the boat is shining with new bitumen, we have had 6 sacrificial anodes fitted and the propeller has been realigned, fortunately it was the propeller that was bent and not the prop shaft.

The Good.

Steve reversed the boat out of the dry dock, avoiding another widebeam that was on the lock landing waiting to go in to the dry dock. He reversed back towards where we had been moored before. I walked Beano along the towpath ready to catch the centre rope when we got to the right place. Waiting  for us, hammer in hand was another boater, he was expecting us and was there ready to lend a hand. This is what I love about boating and the camaraderie. We don't know the boater but Steve had mentioned we would be returning this morning so he was there waiting to help.

The Bad

Walking Beano, yet another arsehole cyclist, shouting at me to get out of his way.

The Ugly

This is me currently, I've always had interesting reactions to bites of any sort, not a full on allergy attack just a lot of rather dramatic swelling. I have been bitten on my forehead so I can now do a very creditable impersonation of John Merrick, the Elephant Man!


justjill said...

After all that you made me laugh. Sympathy from me. A full on day.

Chris said...

I think the "good" far outdid the "bad" and the "ugly.

Margie from Toronto said...

So glad to hear that everything went well and that the kind neighbour was there to help.
I'm telling you - get a walking stick - the next time you encounter a cyclist like today - simply go into the little old lady startled act and fling that stick around a good bit!!!!

Sewing mamie said...

Last Sunday we went for a walk along our local canal when we got there we found that there was a cycle race happening along the tow path , every couple of minutes group's and single cyclists came along . Every single cyclist and every walker was polite and considerate , even one stopping to ask why we were picking sloes . I should add that we live in France not in the uk where so many people seem to have lost their manners .

Carol Caldwell said...

Oh, poor you. I sympathise with bites as everything likes to bite me too but on the face or head is the very worst.

mamasmercantile said...

Glad all went well with the repairs and that there was someone to help you to dock. Such a shame that the rudeness of a cyclist spoils your day.

kate steeper said...

i cant think help but think that Sacrificial Anode would be a great name for a band

Hard up Hester said...

That's a good idea Kate.

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