Sunday, 25 January 2009

Hold Fast

This is the red light that illuminates my cabin at night. No, we are not moored in Amsterdam and No, I am not trying to earn a few coppers on the side.... or the 'back' for that matter. I am eagerly awaiting the day that I wake to a green hue bathing the walls of the bedroom because it will mean we can cruise again. We are though quite comfortable here awaiting the River Soar's mood to change but having got accustomed to being on the move this stationary life is just a tad frustrating. The River has not burst its banks but the current is very fast and furious and handling a narrowboat in those conditions would be somewhat hairy and very foolhardy.. So we wait, and we walk, and we clean the boat, and visit the town, and we read.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's the one advantage of going tidal - it would take a flood of biblical proportions to close the navigation. We crossed over the Wey (by car) yesterday and were amazed at the local flooding.
Hope you manage to escape soon though I guess today's rain won't have helped.
Sue, Indigo Dream

Lesley K Nb Caxton said...

Hi Sue
The difference is that Joe and I are mere novices and you are a salty sea dog - what next for you, the Channel?

Anonymous said...

Please don't make suggestions like that - Richard really doesn't need any encouragement. My only function on the boat is to go "hem hem, have you really thought this through...."
Sue, Indigo Dream