For some time, a ridiculous plastic duck figurine has sat on our roof. It came with the boat, and when we moored at Upware, served to mark our mooring spot when we were away.
However, when we arrived home, late last night after rowing/erging in the evening, we found it sitting on the bows. We thought this was slightly unusual, but given the strong winds, guessed that it must have fallen off. However, when I looked at the blogs this morning, I noticed a post from wb Pippin, detailing an elaborate resucue mission, when they noticed that the plastic duck was swimming in the river! Turns out it had indeed fallen off, not onto the bows, but over the side.
On the subject of strong winds, however, we can report that the wind genny gave us 48Ah in the past 36 hours!
Cosgrove services, anglers and some bones
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