21.40 hrs: The bike and the boat represent the possibility of spring. I have painted the red anti-fouling on the boat - and mended the rope rubbing straik. And I am intending to ride the bike often - it has been shut up indoors due to rain and snow.
There are not many other signs of spring - a few snowdrops and crocuses - no daffodils yet - a few green shoots on shrubs - birds all doing winter things. I am still wearing thermals when I walk along the river. The sun has shone a few times lately - which may encourage buyers for my boat.