Sunday, 20 December 2009

Swans on ice

This morning when we woke up and looked out of the porthole to see what the weather situation was we were still held firmly in an  icy grip. Then we saw a pair of swans right outside the boat who were partially stuck in the ice. So Bottle bravely walked along the gunwale with the pole to break the ice up a bit for them. They spent about half an hour preening themselves and warming up, then they looked all sad and hungry.
So we opened a tin of sweetcorn for them. They must have enjoyed it as they ate up every little bit. The chap who is moored behind us on "Twinkle" also came out with bread and dried dog food and they ate that as well.
I wonder why people always seem to come to feed the ducks and swans in the summer but not so much in the wintertime when they need it most.
Yesterday we had a long walk into Rugby as the short cut footpath across the the railway remains closed.
The traffic was horrendous so we were glad to get into the arcade to warm up a bit. After a good wander about and buying a few necessities we had a snack and a coffee before heading back the the cosy warm confines of the boat, luvly jubbly!

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