People tell me that i am extremely fortunate to live on the river, and most of the time i would agree but lately the down side of it all is turning me into a miserable moaning old woman, and no its not because i live with my Nan. Saturday night i went out and got fairly hammered, my own fault i know but no work on Sunday nice peaceful day to recover, or not. It was 8:30 on the Sunday morning and i was rudely awoken by some idiot on a bike with a load hailer screaming at his rowers. They had stoppped outside my house and were having a rather loud chat. He wasn't the only one, this continued until about mid-day. Hungover or not, its not a nice way to wake up on a Sunday morning and 8:30 for me is not a nice time to wake up on a Sunday morning. What really annoys me is that a few hundred yards up-stream is the Desborough cut where they could shout and chat all they liked and no one would know.
My next complaint has to be the fisherman who camp opposite. Would someone be allowed to camp outside a house in a street and stare all night? They chat all night, their buzzers are constantly going and i swear they could be casing the joint for all we know, seeing when the lights go out and when the cars are in the drive etc, i hate it!
Finally it has to be the wash that some boats make. The EA are trying to improve on the patrolling of this but like most authorities they're never around when it actually occurs. Its been so bad recently that a couple of weeks ago i checked my little Broom Scorpio and to my horror found it was full of water and sinking, the keel had cracked where it had been bashed on the bottom so many times, there isn't a draght problem normally but with the river lower than usual and waves high than usual, bottoms collide. This is an ongoing problem and nothing new but it does make me wonder whether speed cameras or wash monitors would be the way to go. Im several hundred pounds down and nobody to blame!
Thank you for listening to me moan, i'll go back to work now.