Saturday, 15 May 2021

Saturday

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.

6 comments:

Sue in Suffolk said...

I love how so many people are able to carry on a trade from their boats.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Glad you are managing to master your hearing aids. I am seriously considering going privately as mine are in such a sorry state.

Chris said...

A busy day in your parts but I guess it keeps things interesting! It is very quiet in my neck of the woods.

Moira said...

Hi I get audio books from library I listen while I knit.

WorcsAnnie said...

If you get Borrowbox from the app store it is linked to your local library and you will be able to either read ebooks or listen to audio books free. I use an ipod and listen whilst ironing.

keth said...

I say this in the hope that it might help with Steve (re: sirens) ... probably not but worth a try. I'm profoundly deaf. I wear a hearing aid, a very powerful one. I also drive. I won't hear sirens until they are right ontop of me. Deaf people are generally very good drivers - we're not penalised (insurance terms) for being deaf, and trust me, the insurance companies would be the first to do so if they thought there was a good reason for it! Those who drive emergency vehicles will be aware that there are people driving on the road whose hearing is not as good (whether this is deafness or loud music) and will drive accordingly, so he really shouldn't worry too much about you not hearing them while driving. Hope it helps!

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