Saturday, 7 March 2015

'bout time I told you about stuff.....

So last time I blogged we were actually on the boat and cruising then I was eating and hogging the remote control.

Lots of miles now done - on the road, over 4,000 in the last 8 weeks. The biggest change has been the light, you really do appreciate the light when living aboard. So do my batteries, the solar panel has been giving 10% on sunny days,  without the fridge on this is more than I use in an evening so net gain.

A couple of really special walks in the last three visits down south. The coast two weeks ago and today a great 8 mile round walk in the South Downs. Pictures always help.....

We are slowly working our way east to west on our coastal walks  - and keeping an eye open to places we may want to buy into.... but is flippin expensive !!

Here we have a city boy trying to look like a local.... on a small causeway at Bosham.


we walked away and around at one point finding a sign saying check tides as the path was under water at high tide....I checked on my phone and all was ok....so we walked it.


Imagine my surprise to find the tide well in when we reconnected with the coast.... lesson learnt, don't rely on cursory web page checks.... we had a nice lunch in this cafe in Bosham. This was not high tide, there were many cottages in the village with permanent flood defences at their gates and doorways. The dog who lived in the cafe was called Flood !


Back at the cottage it was crackling fire time 


Of course there was canal time in between. The teasingly longer days giving opportunities for twilight walks after work.



Plus the mornings are light for the time being, eating breakfast listening to the ever louder dawn chorus is a good way to start the day. The bailer twine CaRT use does not get any stronger.... click the image to enlarge...


We also celebrated our eldest son Tom's birthday while we were in Derby last weekend. Tom and Courtney have just brought a house that backs onto the Erewash canal.



After a day working at home in the cottage yesterday I took Leia and my 'copter' up a copse close to the to the Droke




Today we went off on a circular 8 mile plus walk in sublime spring like weather. 


Getting close to the high point.... with Goodwood racecourse in the background


It was a tad windy on the top but some views


Close to the end of the walk now.... the hill in the far distance is the one Rachel was standing on a couple of hours earlier.... click on the photo for the 'big picture'. 

I still cannot get used to how empty the woods/footpaths  are when walking, suits my desire for selective solitude I guess.




2 comments:

  1. Lovely post Nev Bill would be envious of the walks.Scenery is lovely.As always very envious of your crackling fire!

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  2. Pam....you know the cottage is yours whenever you want it - I'll PM you about it....

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