Apart from settling in and exploring the very local area we've also been busy doing a few tasks on Still Rockin' and people/boat watching ...
On Sunday Hambledon Houseboat Gypsy Willow was expertly steered by Peter round the moored boats through the now very narrow channel to moor up on the rising pontoon in front of us.
Unfortunately the 3-mobile phone signal here is nonexistent inside the boat and if we're really lucky we can get one bar standing outside on the grass so yesterday (Monday) after some research on the best coverage in this area George took the bus into Marlow to the Vodaphone shop to enquire about a pay-as-you-go sim to tide us over the winter. The visit was well worth while. As as well as buying a £10 sim card he also received information about contracts with Vodaphone. We are currently paying 3 £30 for 30gig monthly and with Vodaphone we can have 50 gig for only £25! No brainer indeed. So today he will contact 3 to give notice to terminate that contract and obtain a PAC to enable him to keep his phone number and arrange a new contract with Vodaphone. For the time being though the number has changed (if you do need to contact us though please comment here or on on my FB page and we'll get back to you).
Today ... well it's a bit chilly even so far south as we are it was -8.9 degrees at 6am this morning!
Frozen webs on the pram hood cover
... and fantastic light at 6:45
... note another boat arrived on Sunday too breasted up opposite us.
One of the tasks George has completed was to make a wide gangplank as due to shallow water the gap is just a bit too wide to stride, he's covered it with a nonslip covering and it's working well staying in place by stoppers fixed on the boat end to stop it from moving about although we're not sure what will happen when/if the water rises. Will be interesting to see!
If you read the blog regularly and are very observant you will see where the wood came from for the gangplank!