Thursday, 7 May 2009

Nettle tea

Hi all.
I stepped out of the boat to a bright sunny day. It was quiet except for the birds singing in the trees. Perfect.
Today I discovered two things, one, the delights of nettle tea, two, my skills with water colours need some work. I found it relaxing but my colours were far too bright. Still plenty of time to practice.
We are still at Whittlesey until tomorrow. It's a lovely peaceful mooring. The only sound from the modern world is the click click from the skate board park and the odd train passing.
Oh yes, Marlene is keeping up with the washing using the small sink top washer. Great drying day.

Engine Hours: 1031.o


  1. Did you pick the nettles from the riverbank? I made nettle soup once. Was quite like watercress.

  2. Hi Marlene and Mick - have just found your blog from a post on the Canal World Discussion Forum. My husband Roger retired from the RAF in April we are just about to embark on a life on the waterways - our boat, nb Windsong, should be ready for launch at the end of this month, after which we will also be of 'no fixed abode' We can't wait - hope to catch up with you on the cut sometime.
    Pip & Roger

  3. Yes I did pick the nettles from the riverbank born again cyclist.

    Pip hope you and Roger enjoy living afloat as much as we do. Where are you starting from so we can watch out for you if we are close.