Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Too hot today!!

Tuesday 28th May 2013

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!!

4 miles

Totals: 1726 Miles, 1306 Locks, 56 Tunnels, 28 Lift Bridges, 131 Swing Bridges

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