I awoke this morning in my lovely warm comfortable bed something that I have not experienced for the past 11 weeks Oh what joy. I lay there listening to the the distinctive shrill of Robins as they bully the Bluetits for every scrap of available food. Looking out of the port hole that is almost level with the bed and gives me a commanding view of the full length of the marina. I can see a few boaters are up early as they have a grey plume rising from the black and polished brass chimneys. So characteristic of a well kept NB (don’t look at mine) the ducks have heard me rise and are paddling like hell to be first at the kitchen hatch where they know they will get a share of my morning toast, All is well in this magical world and it seems I have never been away everything thing seems to be welcoming me back, even Herby my Heron put in an appearance yesterday as if to say hi Al welcome back, This beautiful tranquil back water that I now inhabit will surely speed my recovery how could anyone not appreciate what life has to offer being surrounded by so much of Gods good grace. I am back for one of the nicest seasons of the year autumn when the summer starts to loose its grip, a few months now and I will watch all the birds from Martin mere and the western marshes fly over head making their way to better feeding grounds for the winter. What a sight to see three or more skeins of geese numbering hundreds fly past we are right under the flight path. The noise can be heard for miles
We may have our problems on the cut but the sacrifices of this serene unspoilt way of life are worth the reward .
The Marina have made a grand job of our new garden, Noreen has bought the new garden furniture Mat has done the landscaping so all is ready for me to relax and enjoy the rest of the summer / autumn and hopefully have lots friends around. When I arrived yesterday I was overwhelmed with the garden its the first time I had seen it, many hours are going to be spent relaxing in it
May your God go with you
pics of our new Boat / Mooring Garden