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.

Friday, 30 November 2012

The Swans Are On A Winter Break.

Friday, 30th November 2012.
Kings Bromley Marina.

Our resident marina swans, know as Nic and Amanda (long story) spend the Spring sitting on and hatching their eggs, Summer, raising the young cygnets, Autumn, showing them how use their wings to get airborne and then chasing them off to start their adult life.

After the youngsters have left it's time for the hard working parents to take a well deserved break, so where to go, a cruise along the canal is the answer, today I spotted them at Handsacre which is 2.25 miles from Kings Bromley Marina.

Nic and Amanda enjoying their Winter break at Handsacre
 before starting the whole breeding process again next Spring.
Nic, is very aggressive when he has young to look after but
 during the Winter becomes placid preferring to leave
 Amanda to sort out any trouble with the Geese.
(look at the damage to his beak and
 you can see how he got his name)

1 comment:

Halfie said...

I was going to ask how you knew they were the same ones, but your last line tells me.