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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, 23 June 2012

Travelled all of 8 mtrs. Across the canal.

Normally we have no worries on the 14 day mooring but yesterday, unbeknown to us, some person decided to remove our boat pole and throw it in the hedge. It was only another boater walking his dog who found it sticking out of the foliage and assumed it was ours because it matched our boarding plank. The moorings opposite to us are the most secure moorings around these parts as the security cameras for the underground car park also show the towpath, so as soon as a boat pulled out we pushed across. The only amusing side to this story is who ever nicked the pole also took a carrier bag that we had left on the roof filled with  doggie doos just waiting to be taken to the dog bin. I would have loved to see there face as they opened it! Ian eventually found the bag tucked under a tree near the bridge so it is now safely deposited in its proper place.

Last night Ian went over to Victoria square to watch The Voyage. The pictures are not great but Ian was a quite a way back but he did say it was pretty spectacular.

Building lit up in the setting sunlight


Adam said...

Our favourite moorings in Brum city centre are at the end of the Oozels St Loop (although not the first mooring, because the slats in the wall hide a noisy air conditioning outlet). The towpath doesn't lead anywhere, because there's a locked gate before you get to Sherborne Wharf, so there's little foot traffic. But it's on the route of the Brindley Place security guards, so there's a patrol past at least every hour.

Pic of where I'm talking about near the end of this blog post: http://nbbriarrose.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/june-cruise-day-eleven.html

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Hi Adam,

We have yet to venture into the loop but judging by your picture we could have a problem taking Jade for a walk. Does look secure though so maybe a quick trip through with the boat will show up any doggie grass area's for her to go on.

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