Loo views

Loo views

Thursday 2 June 2016

A different view

Usually my view from the loo is of a countryside scene but today I am moored in the canal basin in Stratford Upon Avon, surrounded by tourists. It is a lovely place to moor, with the theatre on one side and the river on the other. So much to watch and be involved in.

But I am writing this, at 2pm on a sunny day whilst lying in a darkened cabin! I have been out and about this morning but I am exhausted. It is a combination of 78 locks and goodness knows how many miles in 5 days and a disturbed night's sleep due to my blow up mattress developing a leak. This meant I woke at about 2am with my legs straight up in the air, my head bent forward and my bum on the hard ground. As I woke I thought the boat was sinking so I was quite relieved to discover it was only the mattress!

I am also finding it draining to be in constant company. My friends have been on board for a week now and I love their company, conversation and crewing. But being essentially a solitary person, I recharge my batteries by being quiet on my own and that is not possible at present. However they have been very sensitive to that and have gone off for a couple of hours to give me some space.

So hopefully with air bed mended and a full night's sleep, I shall be ready to do Stratford in the morning!


  1. I have only recently found your blog and I am really enjoying it. I can relate so well to a lot of the things you talk of. It is lovely to be in the company of others but I do enjoy my own company most of all!

  2. I think that anyone that has an air mattress knows that you can run into problems with it. It seems like the biggest issues is it developing a leak, which is not a good thing if it is the only thing you have to sleep on. This is why it is important to make sure that you have the proper equipment to patch it with when the inevitable leak does occur!

    Dylan Lovell @ Mattress Sale Liquidators