No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

More Egg's and an Open Weekend

The picture below is of Daffy and Dora two of the Marina Ducks, they have been coming to our side doors since April 2008, we know they are the same pair as Daffy has a claw missing from his right heel and also a bit missing from his tail. We had given up on them ever producing offspring but this year may be different, Dora has stopped coming, only Daffy appears now for food, Dora has been spotted on a well camouflaged nest sitting on 7 eggs.

Daffy and Dora in 2008

Last year when we returned from our Summer Cruise, after being away for 5 months it only took them a couple of hours to realise we were back and appear at the window.

Well camouflaged nest in a flower bed

Saturday was the first day of the Marina open days, Jayne and I had been asked to collect 162 pre ordered bread rolls from Morrisons at Lichfield, we arrived at Morrisons at 7.55, 5 minutes before they opened, the competitive shoppers were already in position behind their trolleys close to the locked doors, at 8.00 the doors were opened and whoosh they were in, after the rush we went straight to the Bakery, collected the rolls and left without any injured ankles.

A study in concentration, Ian cooks Sausages and Bacon on the Barbecue

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