My lovely blogger pal, Val, from Waterways is going to think that I am posting this just to make her a tiny bit jealous, but honestly Val I'm not! This is our new hatch and the difference that having it in to the light and air is wonderful. We can actually see that the sun is shining and even when we are down below, we can still feel part of the summer. The other bonus is that we can also see the stars. We do not have any light pollution around here, and the night sky is so beautiful. Pete is talking about getting a telescope to do a bit of star gazing. On the technical side for Mel, it has a wind up opener, but the whole dome can be lifted off to enable us to use the full hatch. It is also triple glazed, so should keep us snug in the winter and the glass does something clever with keeping in/letting out heat. For me, it means I can sit in the snug without feeling confined because of the artificial lights and I now am waiting for it to rain, to watch the raindrops bounce off the window.