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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.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

A nondescript sort of day

Every thing we did fell into place and for once there were no dramas at all. We made it to Rugby in 3 hours and stopped for a Tesco shop. It was wall to wall boats when we arrived but luckily a boater was just about to leave so we slotted nicely into his space. After stocking up the larder and getting another bottle of gin (ready for the sloes) it was a quick bite of lunch before setting off. We didn't fancy stopping to long in Rugby. Not the sort of place one stays over a weekend as we have heard some bad reports on boats being stoned and lines let loose, especially at night. Instead, after another hours travel, we arrived to moor about 1/2 mile below Hillmorton locks. So only a few photos today. Shame about Newbold tunnel though. Only one blue light is now working and I dont suppose C&RT will bother to replace the others in the future.

More encroaching reeds. By the M6 motorway and heading toward Stretton

The cutting before Stretton with notices telling us to go slow. It's all because of the threat of a possible landslip.

As has happened in the past.

Newbold tunnel and no lights this end

Stalactites covers the roof

Didn't appear to be any lights on the exit, but I was wrong

The last remaining light.

Now and...........
As it used to look.

Cruiser gathering at All Oaks Wood
And now for the wildlife.

Might be getting a warm bottom

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