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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, 19 February 2015

Our heroes. James and Doug

Wednesday we took a trip down South, to see out most favourite people, James and Doug and it was all because of our 'Chance' meeting in in Dubai. It's quite a long story really so I'll try to keep it as short as possible, but basically they helped us out by collecting a ring for Ian. He had found the perfect ring but it was a tad to small, so he left it to be altered at a shop in the Gold Souk saying we would return the next day. On the Friday morning (the day we were due to fly home) we set off for the shop and it wasn't until someone mentioned the fact that on a Friday everything shuts down that the penny dropped. How were we going to get the ring? This is where Doug and James came in. Knowing they were spending 4 days in Dubai some frantic messaging managed to alert them both to our plight. They were marvelous and agreed to go to the shop (having spent forever trying to find it....sorry guys...) get the ring and bring it back to the UK. So the trip down South was to not only collect the ring, but take them out for a very big thank you meal. If it wasn't for them Ian would have lost the ring and the money spent making him a real grumpy old git for quite some time. For that alone I'm very grateful to them. Anyway we had the most fantastic time. As if by magic and just like on Chance, cupboards were opened and wine and nibbles appeared. We laughed and talked and laughed loads more. Went out for a super meal in the evening and eventually got to bed in the wee hours. This morning the laughter and talking continued and Doug cooked us  the most scrumptious full English breakfast. By midday it was time for us to leave. Ian had a meeting to attend and we wanted to miss the worst of the traffic. As per normal I took loads of photos ( well you know me) so here is my contribution of our wonderful time spent with 'The Lads'.

A warming drink. It was bl**dy freezing on the coast.

Wow, Doug's had a growth potion. Must be an Alice in Wonderland moment.

A pre dinner drink

An Egret on the mud flats

A model Sea Plane

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