Nothing much has gone on this week out of the ordinary. The high winds have cleared most of the leaves off the trees and those which had collected on the boat roof. We've had loads of rain lashing down on the boat and it's been quite cold too, but we've just wrapped up warm and done the usual dog walking, ball throwing and shopping.
On Wednesday it felt a lot warmer without the cold wind and we had the front doors open. Ben had a surprise visitor- Connie ( from NB Henry) was passing and hopped on the boat, pushed open the gate which keeps him in and came visiting. They both then went outside to chase each other and playfight rolling around in the fallen leaves. After a good play Ben came back onboard for a lie down and Connie went home with Nick her owner. It's funny really everytime we pass their narrowboat Connie hops off to play with Ben- it must be love!
We've also done the usual house keeping chores and Eric has refilled the stern gland tube ready for our trip to Trevor to refill the diesel tank in the next few weeks. The Mikuni central heating is quite a thirsty beast even though it's only set to provide background heating most of the time. In the mornings we put it on at a higher temperature to heat the water as we haven't got an immersion heater. Our main heat is from the multi fuel stove which at present is being fed with Excel delivered by the coal man at £8.25 for 25kg.
We've had hard frosts which made walking a crunchy experience rather than a muddy one. Ben and Connie had a lovely long walk towards Trevor while Liz and I had a good chat. They played chase and had a lovely time wanting all the dogs we met to play too. It's a pity I didn't take any photos of them playing.