Monday, 21 November 2016

Wet and windy outside - warm and dry inside

A different view of our new home before the weather changed

It’s been freezing cold the last couple of mornings. Yesterday morning the pontoons were really slippery first thing, but the marina staff kindly salted them to make them safe to use and they had done it before we even got up this morning.

It was so cold this morning that the water in the marina froze over in places, so I was very thankful that the thermal base layer I bought for the mountains in Lochaber was in the last lot of stuff we retrieved from storage.

The thermal undies, two further layers, a woolly hat and a waterproof jacket have kept me warm and dry while out and about today. In fact, the only part of me that was cold was my hands when we swapped old worn ropes for the new ones we collected from the chandlery at Whitehaven at the weekend and doubled up some of the ropes ready for the strong winds expected overnight and into tomorrow.

And the best bit is that the boat is always cosy and warm. The heating system is incredibly efficient so once tucked up inside, it really doesn’t matter what the weather is doing outside, except for the crazy rocking in high winds, but that’s all part of the fun.

Thought you might like to see the inside of our new home so I've pasted a selection of interior shots below. 

The previous owners had obviously taken good care of Ravensdale (or Candlelight as she was then called) and that was a big part of our decision to buy her.

However, the pale grey colour scheme is a bit cold-looking for my liking now we’re living on board so I’m planning to introduce a bit of colour very soon...


The main cabin looking towards the entrance and master cabin


The galley with gas cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer

Circular dining table with semi-circular seating area that turns into a double bed

Another view of the galley

Dexter looking guilty at the foot of the steps from the galley to the main cabin

Dog-free zone - the master cabin with ensuite bathroom and separate shower

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