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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.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Time for the winter woolies

Leaving this morning in atrocious conditions, wet, dull, cold, windy in fact the worse day we have had for ages, we traveled the 11 miles and 1 lock shivering in our summer clothing. It really must be about time to get the winter wear out from under the bed!  Arriving at Newlands it was if we were in a different climate. The sun came out and it was positively balmy. Ian left to catch the bus back to our sons and fetch the car leaving me to walk Jade, bake a banana cake, go fishing and watch a Kingfisher catching it's supper. How good was that!!! From now until next Monday we will be staying at Newlands visiting family again so I dont expect to have much to blog about until we leave for Birmingham  next week. I'll keep my 'And finally' going just in case you fancy looking at my wildlife photos. These are some of today's photos from the trip to Newlands.

Before the rain started!

View from Cosgrove lock looking toward the Iron Trunk Aqueduct. Thankfully we had a lull in the showers while doing the lock

The cottage by Cosgrove lock was covered in pebble dash and this blue tit kept landing on it searching for insect..

Cosgrove lock

New statues in Wolverton

Not sure why they are carrying bicycles and trains!

And back at Newlands.

Not a great photo as the Kingfisher was in a shadow. I have played around with the photo to lighten it.

And finally:-


Pip said...

Love the first picture, Irene, so atmospheric. It would make a good autumn calendar picture.
Pip & Rog

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Hello Pip and Roger. I'm chuffed that you like the photo. I'm the sort of person to click away hoping the photo turns out okay. I only included it in my blog because I liked it. So nice to think other people appreciate the picture as well.

Adam said...

Wolverton was a railway town, and apparently the works produced trains like the one in the sculpture. And I believe there was a velodrome nearby too, which explains the bikes. One day I'd moored in Wolverton to go to Tesco, and a woman asked me what I thought of the sculptures. It turned out she was on the committee that commissioned them, and had come to see the, in situ.

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Thanks Adam for clearing up the mystery. Xx

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