Wednesday, 23 August 2017
This time he made a lovely apple and blackberry pie with apples from our garden and blackberries foraged from the nearby Rivelin Valley.
Very nice it was too served hot with some nice low fat custard. Yummy.
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
The wound will still be some weeks away from properly healing but is now in a state where I am much more comfortable and its care is much less time consuming and painful.
So it is back to the grindstone and grafting away the hours each day until the next weekend comes around and we can escape to the boat once more. This coming weekend we should even escape the Fossdyke for a few days. The furthest we have ventured since coming back from Scotland!
Monday, 21 August 2017
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Friday, 18 August 2017
Thursday, 17 August 2017
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Monday, 14 August 2017
When we had finally had our fill in town we headed back towards the Pyewipe for the last couple of drinks in the sunshine before heading back to the marina where we enjoyed a lovely dinner of sirloin steak, cajun new potatoes, blue cheese mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. A delicious way to end what has been another great weekend.
Next weekend promises to be something a bit different. We are not going to Lincoln for a start!
Sunday, 13 August 2017
Saturday, 12 August 2017
What better way to start a busy day then a nice cooked breakfast with turkey sausage, black pudding, toast, scrambled eggs, cherry tomatoes and oyster mushrooms.
Now on with some chores. The water tank us full. We will shortly be heading across to the fuel berth to fill up with diesel and then it is on to Lincoln to do the food shop and pick up a few other bits and pieces.
Friday, 11 August 2017
The intention is to have a quiet night in tonight with a film, a few drinks and a nice chilli I made earlier in the week which just needs warming up with a bit of rice and perhaps some homemade garlic bread on the side. A quiet start to the weekend.
Tomorrow we are heading into Lincoln, again. Tomorrow afternoon/evening Liam is around Lincoln on stag do, so chances are it won't be a quiet night for him. So I have arranged to meet up with some friends for a catch up a few quiet drinks and a bite to eat in town before heading back to the boat to watch another film and have a few quiet beers and enjoying some peace and quiet.
We have not got any plans for Sunday. Liam will no doubt be nursing a hangover so it will be a suck it and see day as to whether we get up to anything at all.
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Getting us out of the water at Burton Waters is a simple enough affair we have a decent slipway at out disposal. Thus the same goes for getting us back into the water when we get back home.
Our choices on the Medway though seem a little more limited. There are two obvious choices but both have their set backs.
First choice is the slipway at Gillingham Pier as seen in the picture below:
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
This coming weekend looks set to be no different and neither does the one after although we do have some interesting activities lined up for both weekends they don't really involve many miles travelling on the boat.
Naughty-Cal will have had a quiet year this year despite having ventured further from home then in previous years the mileage covered will be well down on previous years at the same time. Although if you added the miles covered by road that would tell an altogether different story!
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Monday, 7 August 2017
Efforts to tow her off last night failed and she currently has tugs in attendance this morning on the tide to try and remove her again.
Sunday, 6 August 2017
We had a great if not expensive day out in Lincoln yesterday starting with watching Dunkirk at the cinema in Brayford Pool. It was really very good.
We then had a few beers in town before heading to Huckleberrys for dinner which was again really very good and highly recommended.
We followed up with a few more beers in town before retiring to the boat on our favourite mooring in the city centre.