Interesting word that, Springing, probably doesn’t exist, but it has taken me ages to think of a title for tonight’s blog as it has been sooooo long since I have written and it is now middle of Spring………….so not really the best of titles but I guess I am “springing” back into action as we left the marina today and are now out on Foxglove for a few weeks. This will be the longest time we have cruised on the boat ever since we started boating almost 5 years ago, so I wanted to capture every moment. I just love this saying:
” In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.”
This moment certainly took my breath away………….The smell from the cows was horrendous in the hot sun………….I guess that is why they were taking a dip!! Already there were so many of those captivating moments today, it is just wonderful to be back out on the canals. We have moved marinas 3 times in the last 6 months and I guess it is because we just have not settled in one place. It is a good job we are on a boat!!………….Even though we have been based at a marina we have still ventured out every weekend when possible because it is just great to be out on the canals even if only a few hours away because the view changes all the times. There was a great cloud of smoke coming out of one of the locks today…………..I was waiting with anticipation to see what was coming out. It was Steam Narrowboat Radnor. I was so engrossed taking pics as he went past and blew his horn for me that I left my boat in gear and almost hit a bridge as I turned around. Roy’s face was a picture!!! We have moored in Teddesley tonight and I could not believe that the last time we cruised this way was at Christmas. Everywhere looks so different. No mud for start offs!!! Everywhere you look is just luscious green…… People’s gardens are looking stunning and with the sun shining it was a fabulous start to our cruise. Great surprise where we are moored tonight as there are another 2 boats moored up who were also built by Roger Fuller. I have actually got to meet Mr.Fuller a few times over the past few weeks…..He is a Genius!!! All of the boats I have seen that he has made are beautiful. We have even made friends with one of the owners, “Hi Steve” if you are watching……he is on NB Josiah. Gorgeous boat!!! (Even without a girly button J ) Well I won’t bore everyone with too much writing………….let the photos speak for themselves.