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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

B W across the cut.

As we rounded a corner we suddenly came upon a B W butty right in our path. After a mild panic and a quick reverse we stopped up against one of those "dosser" boats. On enquiring what was going on I was informed that B W were retrieving their grabber bucket which was in the canal. I laughed and said how typical of them to drop the bucket over side, only to be told that last night thieves had detached the bucket from the grabber and placed all one ton of it on a wheelbarrow hoping to wheel it away. The chap in the dosser boat had found the barrow on the towpath and phoned B W to find out what he should do. B W's reply was "chuck the bucket in the canal. That will stop the buggers from making off with it!!"
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