All Change 

18 Sep

Our final days on board, like so many, were shaped by the weather. Frantic days of trying to get done all the jobs required to put a boat “to bed” for the winter were followed by enforced confinement below deck as the forecast thunderstorms rolled in. It rained, of course. Boy, did it rain! Four days of drumming inches above our heads as thunder growled and lightening flashed, penetrating even closed eyelids as, I confess, I hoped the nearest masts were taller than ours and would catch it first in the event of a direct hit.

After a brief lull, thankfully just long enough to dry out the dinghy sufficiently so it could be stowed in the heads, we got a spectacular encore as we were leaving. Timed to perfection as we hauled our luggage onto the pontoon, raised the bathing platform and adjusted the lines and fenders to keep the boat well clear for the coming months, the storm threw everything it had left at us in a deluge of biblical proportions. I say “we” but I’d run for the nearest bar.

We were lucky that our flight wasn’t cancelled like so many had been in the previous days and an uneventful, if rather soggy, journey to North Wales allowed us a taste of the lingering British summer – a few nice days and, yes, a thunderstorm. With visits to family and just about every clothes shop in a 50 mile radius our time in the UK seemed all too brief but our winter plans had been in place for some months. We’re on our way to Spain 🙂

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3 Responses to “All Change ”

  1. millieweb2 September 18, 2016 at 11:00 am #

    Spain? Wow, can’t wait to hear what you get up to there!!

    • lamputts September 18, 2016 at 11:07 am #

      Thanks, Millie – will keep you updated if WordPress co-operates after the recent upgrade! Sorry about horrible childish font – can’t seem to get it back to normal

      • millieweb2 September 18, 2016 at 11:24 am #

        Oh, I knew it was WordPress and not your doing! It can be so awkward and uncooperative, hope it sorts itself soon.
        Mx

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