Our current neighbour is a bodger, as in a woodworker, not someone who makes a bad job of things. He has stools and other items he has made on top of his boat, it's very busy here so I hope he makes some sales. He has a lovely lurcher, unfortunately Beano isn't keen as the lurcher is friendly and bouncy.
There are a lot of boats going past, there are vollies on duty, they are being kept very busy. The tow path is also busy with walkers and cyclists, even a motor bike has roared past.
We have seen three 14 ft widebeams go past, they barely fit in the lock, I'm glad we didn't buy one that size, we did look at a 12ft but decided it was too big for us.
There is one free space on the visitor moorings where we are, nobody wants to moor there as it is changeover day for the hire boats. The hire boats often get out of shape as they leave the lock and crash into the first boat on the mooring.
We have alternate sunshine and showers here, the showers are very heavy, Beano will only walk when it is not raining, if it starts to rain when we are out he turns tail and runs home. He only gets short walks some weekend's depending on where we are moored, a high proportion the cyclists on this stretch are arseholes who think they own the tow path. I'm saving up for an ashplant staff to fend some of the buggers off!
I've managed to get music playing from my phone to my hearing aids, Steve's not happy, he's worried I won't hear bikes or sirens but I'm only intending to listen to music when I'm on board. Next I'm going to get some audio books for when my eyes get tired.