Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hot and then some!

This is our thermometer this afternoon….SAM_1827 HOT
The top reading is inside the boat, the middle is a foot above the roof and the bottom is the time. Phew!

There’s been a bit of traffic up and down the river, but we’ve not joined them. Del and Al on NB Derwent 6 left this morning, so we moved back 100 yards to snatch their mooring. It has a better view than tucked behind an island like we were.
Derwent 6SAM_1812 derwent 6
George and Carol had visitors today so we’ve not seen much of them, they took son Mark and family down to Pangbourne and back.

We had visitors too, a pair of Egyptian Geese turned up for breakfast, with a gosling in tow.
SAM_1816 Egyptian Goose

The youngster is the classic ugly duckling gosling, but I’m sure he’ll turn out as handsome as Dad (or Mum…)SAM_1824 Egyptian Goose

SAM_1815 Egyptian Goose

I gave Meg a good brushing then we had a shower (she can’t manage on her own) so she’s all fluffy and sweet smelling for a little while. I also left her a bit damp so she kept cool this afternoon as she evaporated off….
She’s got a sore paw; a grass seed had got embedded in her fur between the toes and had scraped the skin raw before I realised. It's caused a bit of an infection. There’s a vet in Pangbourne, so I’m going to try for an appointment as we go through tomorrow. It doesn’t seem to be bothering her too much, she’s still ready to chase a ball any time but it needs sorting.

Locks 0, miles 0

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