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Only a passing glimpse of a little sunshine.
It has rained on and off for most of the day here, I dare say it has most everywhere else too. Tomorrow is supposed to be even worse with heavy rain forecast day and night. I hope those who have been flooded-out in recent months are managing to cope with the continued uncertainty of will-it-won't-it happen again.
Now I know how Noah must have felt. At least his weather forecast enabled him to plan ahead with certainty.
27th Dec 2012, 19:54
1/2. Remembering Mum and Dad at this special time.
3. Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine.
25th Dec 2012, 10:09
As evening descends feathered friends seek to roost for the night.
17th Dec 2012, 17:45
16th Dec 2012, 19:03
There's always something to admire about water, however it appears to us.
15th Dec 2012, 23:53
1. Tuesday's last light.
2. Wednesday's foggy start to the day.
3. A cold-soaked landscape.
4. Round the bend!
5. Comfortably settled.
The surface of the canal slowly solidified into ice overnight on Tuesday, but with the OAT hovering around two degrees celsius since, the ice has melted away.
At dawn yesterday we were woken by the diesel fired central heating system automatically starting up. This was caused by the froststat in the bedroom sensing the temperature had fallen below five degrees C. That's what comes of sleeping with a window open. The central heating system guards against the temperature within the most vulnerable area of the boat dropping to zero. It's the first time it has fired up in over two years. We still slept with a window open again last night. Hardy folks us.
Up forward in the saloon, the wood-burner keeps the temperature at about twenty degrees C and a kettle hot for our first cuppa of the day. Just the job.
It's now late Wednesday night, zero degrees C outside and the ice is back. But if the weather forecast is anything to go by, it'll be gone by midday tomorrow.
13th Dec 2012, 01:19
Where three weeks ago a narrowboat swung gently against Quedgeley Wharf, the only clue left of its now submerged presence is the tiller bar and a gas bottle just visible below the surface where it sank.
I've added the second more recent photo showing a marker buoy over the 'wreck'.
10th Dec 2012, 17:53
1. Sunrise over the Severn.
2. The sun paints a rainbow as a shower cascades to the ground from a white waterfall.
3. From where we're moored a big sky stretches away to the blaze of on an uncluttered horizon.
4. St Mary's Church bathing in the warm glow of the setting sun.
5. The view from St Mary's
5th Dec 2012, 19:02