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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.

Thursday 13 February 2014

A wild evening

It's all about the weather. We talk about it non stop to anyone who will stop and listen. It's what us Brits do best I suppose, and we have certainly had a lot of weather to talk about since Christmas. Last night was yet another typical night of rocking and rolling but this time the wind reached gale force and branches started bombarding our roof with every gust. Even Jade, who's nearly deaf, was unnerved by the loud bangs! Leaving the boat this morning I found the bird feeder had fared pretty badly having come off it's fixing and scattered nuts and seeds in all directions.

On my walk I noticed this tree with only 2 branches covered in blossom. Seems a bit early but then everything is appearing earlier and we still have weeks to go before Spring officially arrives.

This came through on my Facebook page from C&RT. This time a guide on keeping your boat safe during the floods. Click here.   It's well worth a look although most of it is common sense. With yet another storm on it's way over the weekend I'm beginning to wonder if it will ever end!

And finally:-

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