We've done the second trip back to house now, and have (we think) everything we need until we go back there in September - the reason for which I will divulge when the time comes.
The current and forecast weather is pretty dismal, and a significant number of keen boaters are still here. If we were already out on the cut, then we'd be happy to moor up and sit it out whenever it rained, but we see little or no point in leaving the marina for that. We'd barely move! At least the temperature has risen. It has been 8° inside the boat in the mornings, now it's twice that. Though that's not good for mid-May, is it?
Our resident swans have hatched two cygnets so far, and continue to sit on the nest. Their normal family is around six, so we're holding out for more to appear soon.
These days I'm still in Lancashire, albeit as a common landlubber, making short films about the county's rich tapestry of history, folklore and other associated rubbish. If you haven't already, then you might like to join me over at our Lancashire Footnotes page. Go on...it's quiet enough over there. because virtually nobody ever visits, but I've always got some hot buttered crumpets and a pot of coffee ready for visitors.
Just follow the link and give us a wave...