We thought we would go and have a Wimpy for a change and picked up a few bits and pieces from W.H.Smiths....We could not believe the speed of the traffic travelling down the M1, reminding us that we don't miss any of that.
Wow our first snow, but it was a bit disappointing really...We thought we would get about six inches, but all we got was about half a inch (or so they say 6mm), still Derwent6 looked very pretty. We have certainly had the worst conditions to test Derwent6 to the full, as we have had the coldest winter for 13 years and now the worst snow conditions for 18 years...Blimey! We thought we weren't frozen in so could move if we wanted too, but how wrong we were when we looked around the corner. We love it here with our good satellite signal and our 3G. It feels so quiet, as it does when it snows, but when you're in the middle of nowhere it seems dead. Lovely!
We have been learning how Derwent6 will cope with its batteries, off shoreline for three weeks now, (it's called boat management) and we have been pleasantly surprised. We have been running most things at night and have only had to run the engine for a hour late in the afternoons. We love the bed the most, with the shower a close second. The fire is just fantastic with wood or coal, and makes Derwent6 well snug at night. Another good move was to have a big radiator in the bedroom, as this warms up very quickly and takes the chill off the boat in the morning. Another good move was the brass porthole liners, as they clean very easy and we don't get much condensation through the double glazed port holes. What would we change?....not a lot really, but I would suggest double glazed windows in the cratch possibly. Yes, we still have a few teething problems to sort out, but Derwent6 is fantastic and just how we we wanted her to be...Well done Fernwood and a big thank you!
With the snow still falling we decided to go for walk in it, so headed towards Watford locks and carried on down to the Watford gap services. There is a small gap in the trees and with a hop over the fence it takes you into the services..
It was nice to get back home and watch the snow from the portholes.....Put another log on the fire Al !!!!!!!!!!!