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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.

Friday, 21 August 2015

A fountain of wine and bats in the belfry (or is that the Kings Stairwell)

Slight error yesterday when I told you the mooring fees were £5. First 24 hours are free but there after it's £5 for boats under 60ft. Above 60ft double the price!

For anyone wanting to stop at Hampton Court moorings beware. The concrete is high enough that cabin side paintwork could be damaged although a board runs along the who;e length . We put our fat fenders down to keep us off the edge.

Took ourselves off to Hampton Court Palace and paid the grand sum of £14.50 each. That is the concessionary price and only if you don't pay UK tax. Otherwise £19.50 per adult or £16 for OAP's. We spent nearly 5 hours looking round just the rooms of the Palace without even venturing out to the gardens.

Real fire, real meat, real very hot chap!

Song to toast the wine

I want one of these fountains!!!!!

Humorous table manners

Henry V111

Supposedly Queen Anne

Lovely bedroom ceilings

The Kings stairwell and we were in for a surprise.

We think it was a pipestral Bat and the poor thing was very disorientated. Flew continually round and round until eventually landing on the floor. A lady managed to throw her cardigan over it and gently remove it to the garden.

Plush toilet seat for the royal bottom.
So today, because we never got to see the grounds we paid another £4.50 each to go into the formal gardens and a further £4.50 each to get lost in the maze! And then for a 15 minute carriage ride round part of the grounds  it's yet another £4. Not a cheap place to visit!!! But with the cost aside we loved every minute and with today being the hottest day this month it was an added bonus. Another £2.50 each was spent on ice cream!!!

Full of mistletoe

Playing with camera settings.

FS is moored behind the gold gates

Getting lost in the maze

Made it.

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