About Us

My photo
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.

Friday, 13 June 2008

Lady of the Manor?
Posted by Picasa
Dennis admiring the view
Posted by Picasa
Dennis decided to have a rest and found this convenient "ball" to sit on
Posted by Picasa
Our visit to the Hall was very enjoyable. Here I am deciding which way to go.
Posted by Picasa
Ian pretending to be a cowboy
Posted by Picasa
Shelia and Howard passed us on their boat Stravaig. They were on there way to Stafford boaters gathering. Its amazing who you meet on the way.
Posted by Picasa
Free Spirit and Icing through the trees
Posted by Picasa
We moored at Shugborough on Wednesday and decided to stay and visit Shugborough Hall on the Thursday. Ian and Dennis admiring the wiew.
Posted by Picasa
Margaret was cooking sausages. Judy and Jade hoping for a titbit
Posted by Picasa
Is Margaret asleep?
Posted by Picasa
Judy with her chewy
Posted by Picasa

Village of Handsacre

As you can see the weather was glorious. Nice bit of shade
Posted by Picasa

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Ian's new friend
Posted by Picasa
Bridge 1 on the Trent and Mersey canal
Posted by Picasa
Cruising under the M1 on the River Trent
Posted by Picasa
With Dennis waiting to go down
Posted by Picasa
Irene in Dockholm Lock
Posted by Picasa
On her way to meet Icing
Posted by Picasa
Between Sandiacre Lock and Dolkholm Lock lives a goose. He or she has patrolled these waters for years. Every year the first batch of ducklings to hatch are always adopted by "Mother Goose" as we call her. Because she looks after them so well nearly all the brood survive. Here she is with 2 of the new borns.
Posted by Picasa

Jade decided she preferred Dennis and Margaret's boat. She was allowed on the seats!!!

Posted by Picasa
Ian putting up the bunting
Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Dennis and Margaret on IcingPosted by Picasa
Posted by Picasa
Yes thats Ian in front.Posted by Picasa

Blog Archive