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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.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Nearly back to base

First an apology. My last post A mothers love on Mothersday didn't post properly ( no photo ) and hopefully I have now rectified the problem.
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Our last day and we had to have snow! Not fast quantities but even so, with the wind chill, it was blooming cold. Our last destination before going back to Anglo Welsh base was the embankment overlooking the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. No dramas on the cruise just a feeling of sadness that our trip was over. Again for Ian's sake we had to be moored before the Rugby England v Italy kickoff by 3pm. Thankfully we reached our destination in plenty of time. I say thankfully because once moored up, Ian tried the telly and got no signal. We tried moving the boat forward a few yards, then back again for several more yards and still no signal. In the end we walked toward the lift bridge to see if the 48 hour moorings were available. Although these moorings were still surrounded by trees it felt more open, if you get the picture, and the decision was made to move the boat. As soon as Ian tried the TV we got a signal so that was one very happy man. I went for a walk while he was settled in front of the TV so of course I had to take a few more photos. So this is the last photos of our trip and tomorrow it's back to the daily pictures again.

A Canaltime convention outside Jack Myttons

Jade refused to go inside the boat so the snow was starting to settle on her!
This will be the last photo of a lamb! Honest!!!

New Marton bottom lock

Ian rattling the sides. He blamed the bywash!!


Looking back at New Marton top lock.

Trying to bury his nuts perhaps?

Mud, mud glorious mud! Not a blade of grass for them to eat anywhere!

Tops of Chimneys from Chirk Bank


Canaltime crossing Chirk Aqueduct.

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Waiting our turn to cross.

Snowing hard as we came out of the tunnel

1st mooring on the embankment. No TV signal!!!!

Famous Pontcysyltte Aqueduct.
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1 comment:

Jo (Boatwoman) said...

Blimey that flew by, they say time flies when your having fun. Glad you had a good time out, even if the weather was not that great... Jade looks so depressed at the weather lol.

Hugssss J xx

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