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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.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

River Trent

Our moorings opposite John and Sheila.

We finally left Langley Mill on Wednesday 5th August. After stopping one night at Sandiacre we headed for Trent Lock to see if the river levels had returned to normal after the rain during that week. They hadn't!! In fact the river was still rising so we stayed where we were Thursday . On Friday all looked promasing as the levels were just into the amber so we decided to go for it and head up to Sawley. Although the river was running fast, we had no problems getting into Sawley lock and moored up by the marina. Saturday morning we headed off to Shardlow where we were due to meet John and Shelia Cook for a garden party. When we got through Shardlow stop lock we were informed that there was no moorings to be had anywhere so we had to make do with a mooring full of stingers and foledge and planks to get the dogs on and off.

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