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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, 30 June 2013

Still at Shackerstone

Had a meal in the Rising Sun last night with two of our oldest friends Joy and Andy. We talked the night away catching up with the gossip as one does and was all but kicked out of the pub when the landlord wanted to shut up shop! The meal was excellent for pub grub although a bit more pricey then the average 2 for 1 fare normally found around the system. We do it all over again tonight but this time with Christine, Kev and Josh. At least we wont be paying as it is a thank you meal for looking after Echo for a week.

Joy and Andy on holiday. Forgot to take my camera last night so used this one instead
Had another walk to Shackerstone Railway with high hopes today of seeing the steam train. I was not disappointed when I heard the whistle blow in the distance and it pulled into the station. Unfortunately the engine was facing backwards but I still got some decent shots of it. If you would like to find out more about the battlefield line then click here 





Our Mooring by the aqueduct.
And finally:-

Attending his flock


and getting a reward of honeydew.




5 comments:

Captain Ahab said...

Irene
Nerdy question - you get some great close ups as well and telephoto images. What lenses do you use?

Kevin said...

Hi Irene, Ian & Jade,
Well that's us back from our trip to Northern Ireland and fully caught up with your blog again since I last looked in on the 17th!
So sorry to hear that you suffer from Diverticulitis, my mum is a fellow sufferer and she sends you her best wishes for speedy relief!
All the best,
Kevin xx & Harry xx

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Hi Andy,
My camera is a Panasonic Lumix FZ48 and for close up photography I use a Macro584 Medical close up lens 4X. As to you question on telephoto, I use the actual camera lens but crop my photos to get the desired result. Picasa 3 or Coral Paintshop 4 does the job very well. Hope this has helped.

Irene

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Hi Kevin and Harry,

Welcome home. We only spent 4 days in Northern Ireland a couple of years ago but enjoyed our visit immensely. Thank your mum for her well wishes. Although I still get quite a bit of pain, especially when walking, in myself I feel so much better.

Love to you both

Xxxxx

Captain Ahab said...

Hmm - A macro is on my list!

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