Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Still Marking Time.

Still moored at Linslade / Leighton Buzzard.
Total of 145 locks and 1061/2 miles since 5th Nov 2006

Yesterday was a complete change of weather; the sun came out and blue skies all day.
Amazingly the ‘Lake’ along side us had receded overnight and except for puddles here or there you wouldn’t know that it had been flooded only 24 hours earlier. Today the canal is still overflowing into the still swollen river Ouzel but at a greatly reduced volume. We had more overnight rain and it looks like more rain tonight.
To allay the boredom while we wait for Homebase to say our vanity basin has arrived we have been watching the bird life in the hedgerow. The usual Robin, Blue Tit and Sparrows, Blackbirds, Wood Pigeons and plenty of Crows in the meadow on the other side of the hedge. There have been some that we are still trying to identify using my very old Birds in Colour book published by Penguin.
I think there has been some Wrens and possibly a Willow Tit but don’t hold me to that.
The sooner the basin is delivered the better then we can get steaming again, we’ve been idle too long.

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