Well, that was a bumpy night.
I just heard on the radio that two people died – one poor woman from falling masonry at Holborn! An absolute horror story. That’s my stop every day.
So last night was the third and ugliest of the latest barrage of terrible weather – the gnarly-looking one on the left below:
So this is just a quick post to say we survived but it was long, dark and very noisy. The novelty is definitely wearing off – although despite my worst suspicions at 4am this morning, a quick once-over deck inspection today suggests we actually escaped completely unscathed. Even my new wormery!
Instead it seems all the many loud bumps and crashes above our heads last night were from N’s boat next to us who did have a very nice picnic arrangement set up:
I also found small shards of ceramic (terracotta pot?) on our gunwale, but no other trace. By my counting last night at least 4 heavy things came South so god knows what they were or where they ended up.
To give you some context re proximity, this is the view of N’s front door from our cabin (“bedroom”) porthole:
Regarding all the noise below the waterline, the gap between our boats this morning was as clean as a whistle: