Being Sunday today we spent some time reading the latest Waterways World we received and the Towpath Talk that Ray brought us last week. Mick likes to trawl through the boats for sale and mark ones for me to look up on the internet.
I came across an article in WW that caught my interest. It was called The Truth About Living Afloat - sort of a list of 50 facts. Some were funny, some were silly, and some were interesting. Some of my favourites were :
30. When other people fall in, you are never there to see it/photograph it. But you know all too well that when you fall in there'll be a group of Japanese tourists there, immortalising it on film and uploading it to YouTube within the hour.
Goodness, I'm not planning on falling in. I sure hope not anyway!!
39. The first things you do when you wake up in the morning is look out the window and make sure the land is still at the same level to you as it was the prior evening, and that your recurring "sinking" dream is in fact, still just a dream.
Now this is something that I have thought about. I've read a few worrying stories on blogs about people waking up and almost rolling out of bed because their boat is tipping.
47. The first time that you steer your own boat yourself, however slowly or poorly, you just know that you're the coolest dude in the world. I wouldn't say that the feeling is better than chocolate, but it's better than pretty much everything else. Yes, even that.
During our endless discussions about what it might be like to finally get our own boat, we sometimes say just this. Imagine how amazing it's going to be to head out for the first time on our very own boat.
50. You used to hate having pictures of yourself shown around, because you always look so gormless in them. But with boating pictures, you don't really mind that you look like a cross-eyed imbecile, because you're just so obviously happy in all of them.
We've not thought of this before but after seeing the photos of Paul and Elaine it's something else to look forward to. Just look at them - they look so happy!!! Click here.