Woke up to a glorious
autumm day this morning so I car topped the mouse
and headed out to the canal for my 1st decent outing in her.
Just a few early risers around, the sun peeping up, me, the boat
and the ducks.
Didn`t go too far - about 3 miles, stopping every now and then
to gather a handful of canalside blackberries, having the occasional
drift along to admire the scenery.
I`ve decided that I need to put some cleats on the boat and take
a rope - it almost drifted away when I got out at a lock - dropped
my seat in too when I pulled the boat out. Good excuse to sit
and take some rays while it dried out.
The local wildlife does NOT like my craft (I`ve had similar experiences
in my canoe) Normally tame ducks take flight when I`m about 50m
away, I got hissed and flapped at by a pair of swans (that is
scary when your at eye level with them ) and I was buzzed by a
pair of angry wasps who must have smelt the blackberries on me.
Perfect start to a Sunday.