Daisypath - Vacation

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Surprise Surprise!

This weekend is the weekend of visitors! Yesterday I had my good friend Alan come visit me at the boat from Scotland with Gavin. It was great to see them both. We worked out it was two years since we last met up. How time flies?!

Tomorrow, my parents arrive and I hope that the weather stays as nice as it has been - yesterday was actually really warm in the sun and we actually sat out and had lunch. I even had to take my coat off at one point.

Anyway, you may remember a few posts back that I was hinting at a "change" coming our way, and I posted one picture in particular which was very relevant a few weeks back:





We are moving and changing our mooring!! It was a bit up in the air at first and we weren't sure we were going to take it but we are and should be moving onto it tomorrow - guests in tow!

So long as it's nice we will head there with my parents on board as it'll give them a bit of a trip out on the boat too!

We love our mooring at the moment, but it is on the towpath side and we're fed up of having people walking past and looking in the windows waving, the same questions 10 times a day ("do your solar panels work?!")and people allowing their dogs to wee up our plant pots and empty their bowels all over our little patch of land next to the boat.

People never cease to amaze me put it that way! On the new mooring, we're on the other side of the towpath, meaning we will have privacy and no dogs (only our own!) (oh and no waving people through the window when I'm eating a bacon butty!) Plus it means that we can grow a few more things on the land without worrying about people taking things or letting their dogs slash up them!!

The new mooring isn't far from where we are now - only about a 5 or 10 minute cruise away but we're really exited about it. We will be moored in front of the blue boat in the picture above - give us a wave if you ever pass us!



5 comments:

  1. Looks a lovely spot, nice and open. Where abbot's is it?

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  2. Looks like a great spot. How did you find it ?

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  3. I always thought the towpath was public land
    and I'm sure Eddie has watered a few plant pots and boats as long as Joe public picks up after their dog you can't complain.Dave Beryl Nb Sokai

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  4. Hi James and Debbie, its still in the same area. Only around a 5 min cruise away from where we are now !

    Nb archenar - we knew the farmer from when we first came up here when we asked for a space then last June, but he was full. We knew a few on the moorings and one guy mentioned he was leaving a while back.

    Dave, beryl - unfortunately that's the problem. They DON'T pick up after the dog and will quite happily smile through the window at me as their dog shits and they just walk off and leave it. And no, Eddie isn't allowed to slash up another boaters plant pots or mooring ropes. It's totally unacceptable. Oh and yes it is public land where we are at the moment. However, surely, common courtesy should extend to perhaps letting your dog do its business just past the boat , whereby there's no other boats and I don't have to look at it over breakfast. As I said, people never fail to amaze me in their absolute ignorance and inability to have any common courtesy towards anyone outside their own little world

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  5. Yes I'm afraid there are to many arsehole dog owners we always pick up any deposit wherever we moor but our dog couldn't produce as much as we end up picking up.Enjoy your new mooring
    Dave & Beryl

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