Here we are having had difficulty in pulling Oakfield in to moor because of the breezy conditions. It is such a beautiful wide open landscape on either side of the canal here and where we have many happy memories of being moored with nb Tranquility and nb Piston Broke. The evening sky was clear and full of twinkly stars with a crescent moon, so outside it was rather cold overnight. On waking up early the next morning this was our view from the bedroom porthole, everything was tinged with red.
The sky changed colour quite quickly and the birds were having fun being swirled around as they flew. Our boat was swaying about too, so the Cabin Boy braved the high gusty winds to retrieve our life ring from the water and to tighten our mooring ropes. As he couldn’t do this he doubled up the ropes and nailed them down firmly. So, after listening to the weather forecast and looking out at the waves on the canal we decided to stay put. We award ourselves a rest day of being cosy and warm with the Squirrel for company..