Today we enjoyed sunshine galore; the weather was glorious; we had to make sure that we put on plenty of sunscreen (the heavy duty 100+ type) so that we did not get sunburnt, such was the ferocity of the sun.
Cruising was so wonderful; just a breath of air movement – just enough to take a bit of the heat away.
Shorts and t-shirts were the order of the day.
The BBQ was out for both lunch and also for dinner; the beer was icy cold; everyone sitting outside enjoying a good laugh.
People strolling past engaging in conversation.
We needed to find a bit of shade for fear of collapsing in the heat.
The dog was under the chair keeping out of the sun – he hasn’t been clipped yet and was feeling it a lot – tongue hanging out; the water bowl needed a few refills.
Even too hot to wash the boat down – the water would dry way too quickly.
Wake up Ray, wake up – you’re dreaming – the rain has affected your mind – it is still bucketing down and has been all afternoon.
The dream has ended, reality returns and as I look outside I can see it is still raining; has been since just after we moored up at lunch time after a short cruise from Garstang this morning; after saying our goodbyes to Howard and Janet; to Betty and Dave.
Oh how we all wish the rain could end and we could at least have some sort of run of decent weather!!
Totals: 1726 Miles, 1306 Locks, 56 Tunnels, 28