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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, 27 December 2014

Last nights snow

Okay we were not quite snowed in this morning, although a good few inches had fallen. It was more the ice that became the problem. Several cars abandoned the idea of getting onto the road from the Basin. With the gate to open and a steep incline before getting onto the road above no one managed to make it.on the slippery surface. In fact one lady who attempted the hill slid back right into the gate post making a nasty dent in the rear wing.

Gave up as a bad job and backed back to their parking space.
  I doubt she would have enjoyed the icy roads though. Even if she had of made it, the road conditions left a lot to be desired.. I'm pretty sure no salt spreading had been done during the night judging by the state of the roads, but what a bonus for us.....for once no traffic noise to contend with.

 I love this time of year with everywhere looking fresh and white, so armed with camera out I went to see what was about. Not much in the way of wildlife but two Kingfisher (I'm assuming a mating pair) flew past landing on a distant branch. Only managed to take the one photo and this wasn't brilliant.  Nice to see them still around the upper Erewash.

The horses were feeling frisky

I've put together a few wintery photos for tonight's post
Last nights snow of the winter

And this morning

And an earlier visit from an ungrateful swan

Wholemeal bread for breakfast

Wanting more

Well that's no way to treat the hand that feeds you!


mark said...

beautiful pictures

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Thank you Mark. Xxx

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