Busy busy, I've hardly stopped today. I've de-gunged the u-bend under the sink, drunk lots of tea, watched the Japanese grand prix on Kath's ipad, watched episode 3.5 of the mega on line Guitar course I am following - diminished scales this time, um, drunk some more tea, um did the washing up . . . anyway you get the idea of our exciting whirlwind of a day here at Jericho. We're having our first non cruising day of our October trip, resting like an out of work actor.
There was one bit of excitement. Just across the footpath outside the boat , there flows the little backwater leading down to the Sheepwash channel and this afternoon, not eight paces from Herbie, sat this cormorant.
I think he was having a rest day too. He didn't even bother to move when I crept nearer wielding my phone to take the picture. He just turned his head to see who it was, then seeing it was only boring old me, resumed his laconic pose.
Tomorrow we resume our odyssey and head on up to Thrupp. I expect we'll be swearing at recalcitrant lift bridges and getting muddy.