Took Jade out for a long walk while Ian use the grinder. She has become a real nervous wreck every time something out of the ordinary occurs. On the walk to Sawley I spied this years new ducklings, the first I have seen.
|The same family making there way across the golf course.|
Then a little further on I noticed smoke coming from some bushes. Further investigation revealed a small wood fire and a young man huddled over it. He looked very cold. 15 minutes later I walked by again in the opposite direction. This time he looked as if he was trying to repair the inner tube of his bike. Its horrible to think he might not have a home to go to. Makes me realise just how lucky I really am.
|His fire is in the right hand side of the picture.|
I took a few more birdie photos. They are all common species and I still live in hopes of capturing something rarer.
|No idea what this bird is. I just liked the photo|
I took these photos before Ian started with the grinder. It was all apparent what the ice had done to the hull. Most of last years blacking was non existent and the the steel looked to be very pitted. Every year I say to Ian that we wont travel through ice and every year something happens to make us have to do just that. So I said again to Ian, we will stay where we are if ice is forecast for next year!! His reply, I bet we dont!!
|Heather painting our boat. We found it a lot easier if we work on one boat at a time!|
|Sponge cake with chocolate butter icing.|