We thought we'd make the most of having the hire car and planned a trip into Stafford for shopping. Mick asked Ray and Diane (nb Ferndale) if they'd like to come along. We did a little circuit - Asda, B&Q, Dunelm Mill - with the boot of the car getting fuller with each stop. I love browsing through Dunelm Mill. Great store. We've made great progress on our shopping list with only a couple of items left now.
With the milder weather, Diane tried valiantly to convince Ray that they should go out of the marina for a couple of days for a cruise. By the time we unpacked all our shopping and I walked up to the marina building, nb Ferndale was gone. She won!
Further down the pontoon one of the boats had been out for the weekend and had just returned. They reversed into their spot and I'm not sure just what happened but the poor fellow took a dip in the drink. Mick chatted to him later and he said he lost his footing on the pontoon and fell straight in. Reminds us how careful we need to be.
We've been a little out of sorts since we got back on the boat yesterday..... first Mick..... and today I followed suit. The reality of 7 weeks apart is setting in! It will be the longest we've been apart in 20 years. We keep telling each other to think of our finances. I'll keep busy with work too so that will help.