A Quiet Day

Well my knee is getting better, I am still hobbling about but I can now bend it slightly and the swelling has gone down, thanks to the Deep Freeze Cold Patches that Frances got for me. Frances’s cold seems to be getting better so I think that we may have turned a corner.

One thing about this enforced inactivity is that it has given me the opportunity to catch up on my reading, I have just read Steve Haywood’s Narrowboat Dreams and interestingly as I was applying the prawns to my knee he was apply a bag of peas to his swollen ankle. A very good read although living on a narrowboat would give you a biased view of this. I have started to read Mutiny on the Bounty so I hope we don’t have any further coincidences on here.

I guess if you are going to be holed up in a boat now is the time to do it weather wise, it is wet and miserable outside with a biting wind which seems to blow through all of our vents and make it seem far colder than it actually is. In fact it seems much colder than earlier in the year when the outside temperature was -10 degrees.

We have booked a holiday batch (as NZ’ers call seaside cottages) in Christchurch while we visit our son Michael, and time seems to be quickly ticking away until the time we leave to go over there.

Post Script: The correct spelling for batch is bach, but I dont want to make a song and dance about it.

Statistics so far:-

1102.07 Miles, 754 Locks, 74 Swing Bridges, 48 Lift Bridges, 10 Tunnels


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