|view from the boat this morning, if only all marinas were like this......|
Today has been very sunny and hot, a total change from Sunday when we had to wear waterproofs and have the central heating on. We took the granny trolley for a trip into the village and stocked up at the excellent Co-op store. This has had a total re-vamp since we were here last year and was very busy. On the way back I popped into the garden centre at the entrance to Crick Marina and bought a couple of courgette plants. I needed a new plastic tub to put them in but they didn’t have anything suitable for sale, so the lady on the check-out went routing in the back and gave me a couple of large plant pots to use until I could find something suitable elsewhere ,which I thought was really nice of her to say that I only spent £1 on the plants.
|Shetland pony in the field beside the garden centre|
|the chunk of bread was about 2in wide|
This evening we went round to Keith’s boat for a BBQ. We sat out in the evening sun, chilling and planning future voyages and had another really good time. Unfortunately Keith’s wife is still in Christchurch, New Zealand and just before we left she was on the phone to say they had had yet another earth quake about 2 hours previously. We don’t see anything on TV anymore since the big quake in September, but they are still having almost daily quakes and the devastation is unbelievable. I think maybe this latest quake was the last straw for her and she’ll be coming over to stay here for a while really soon. If you’re interested you can see some of the devastation HERE