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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.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Not the best of news.

Our plans to head of towards Gloucester are now well and truly defunct. Instead we are having to turn around and go back to Nottingham. In three weeks time Ian again starts Chemotherapy. It will mean us staying at Langley Mill ( top of the Erewash Canal ) for at least a year while he has the weekly treatments. So looks like our cruising days are over for the foreseeable future. We are going to take our time getting back, just enjoying the few weeks we have left. I will continue posting as before until our arrival at Langley Mill and then less frequently, just to give the occasional update.


Bruce in Sanity said...

Oh dear. I'm really sorry to hear that, and we'll be thinking of you.

All the best


nb Chance said...

Hi Ian and Irene, so sorry to hear your news, we hope the treatment works for Ian and he is soon back to cruising the canals again, will be thinking of you both and send our prayers and Best Wishes Doug and James xx

jampot55 said...

oh dear - thinking of you both. Keep strong. Janice and Dai x

Adam said...

Really sorry to hear that news, and we'll be thinking of you. Enjoy your next few weeks, and hope the treatment isn't too bad. The Erewash is in the plan for our September cruise (depending on the rain and the rivers), so maybe we'll see you then.

Pip - nb Windsong said...

Sorry to hear your news - hopefully Ian will be back to fighting fitness after the treatment and you'll be back cruising again. Thinking of you
Pip & Rog

Ali and John (NB Triskaideka) said...

Hi, really sorry to hear that news. Hope the weather improves for the next few weeks so you can really enjoy the rest of your cruise. We will be thinking of you both.

Best Wishes

Ali & John x

Kevin said...

So sorry to hear your news :(
Best wishes for the treatment Ian, and try not to stress out too much Irene.
Hugs for you both.
Kevin & Harry

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear your news,best wishes for for the treatment enjoy your trip back to the Erewash .
Thinking of you both

Norwyn & Sheila
NB Shell Bell

Jo (Boatwoman) said...

Not the news either of you wanted to hear and so we wish Ian all the very best with his treatment and for you my friend a not to stressful time.
Enjoy your cruise back to Nottingham.
E-mail me if you need a chat and I will send you my phone number. Always available for a chat.

Love and hugs to you both Jo & Keith xxxxxxxxxx

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