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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.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

On our way at last!

What a glorious day to start cruising again. It felt good to be alive. So different from when we arrived at Milton Keynes a month ago. Then it was cold, wet and dismal but now that the trees are in full leave, blossom is out on the hawthorn and the sun is shinning, it feels like summer has arrived at last

We had a slow amble to Cosgrove. Crossing the Iron aqueduct and noticing a very hot woofit suffering in the heat, ( she wont leave us now that Judy has gone and lies on the engine cover instead of going inside where it is cooler) made us decide to moor up and take Jade to the river.  The water looked so inviting I almost wished I could join Jade swimming and splashing around. After a rejuvenated Jade but two very hot owners we made our way back to the boat for a spot of lunch. Sitting outside enjoying cold drinks and sandwiches we attracted the boaters either side of us and a very pleasant hour was spent chatting about this, that and the other( well not really the other) but the world was put to rights many times.

We are now moored above Gosgrove lock. It's a still scorching outside but we have managed to moor by the shade of a huge tree so the heat is bearable. Jade is fast asleep outside after her meal and Ian and I are already on the beer and wine. So all I can say is 'This is the life'!

Iron Bridge Aqueduct.

View going across.

New paint job

The site of the original canal

Jade loving her dip

This, would you believe, is a chub. The river was full of them.

Drying off before we had lunch

Tunnel under the aqueduct leading  from one side of the river to the other.

I said sit Jade. Your mum wants to take your photo

Okay if I must!

Common Blue Damselfly

New family of ducklings finding refuge on some floating foliage

1 comment:

Adam said...

You must have left Cosgrove in good time this morning -- I walked down from the marina mid-morning to see if you were there, but there was no sign. Clearly we're destined to keep missing each other!

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