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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, 4 October 2014

To the Sound and the seals

The rain fell relentlessly last night. Was woken several times by water pouring from the gutters onto the fire escape below. Flooding even occurred over parts of the Island. Thankfully it didn't stop us having our day out today. The weather front moved off towards the UK leaving a sunny but windy day behind and on the agenda....... take the steam train to Port Erin and then a bus to the Sound, a southerly point of the Island, to view the seals. So this is more of a photo blog then the written word but I will tell you that it wasn't all plain sailing at one point when we didn't read the bus timetable correctly and missed the last bus! Ended up walking a couple of miles back to the train station! Down hill all the way and views spectacular but oh the aching feet. Still we made it back in time for dinner and the start of Strictly so all was not lost.

No Ian has not turned into a mountain goat, Just setting up the camera for a shot of the Seals.
Next stop  Cregneash – a living museum which shows what life was like in the 19th Century Manx crofting community, and was also where we missed the bus. It was after 2 hours of wandering round  when realisation hit and we knew that the bus wasn't coming.

First sighting of a Manx cat


Had 6 minutes to spare when catching the train at Port of S Marys

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