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.
It poured yesterday but we were determined to go out for the day so drove all the way to Cambridge and to the Imperial War Museum Duxford. It's the one place Ian has always hankered after to visit although for me it would be my second time. With Duxford about an hours drive and with the rain causing a massive amount of spray on the roads, it was an interesting journey. In fact at one stage, at a roundabout, the car went into a skid and thankfully, Ian being a skillful driver that he is, managed to correct the skid and get us back on track again. So glad no other car happened to be on the roundabout when it happened. Anyway we arrived in one piece and was pleasantly surprised that the cost as concessionaires was just under £13 each and well worth every penny. We spent the best part of the day admiring the exhibits and if one felt so inclined, could even have a flight in a Tiger Moth or Havard. Cheapest is £199 for 30 minutes or, if you happened to win the lottery, a 30minute flight in a Spitfire, sitting in the rear seat, would set you back just £2995. Bargain!!!. So loads of photos put on my Jameison Afloat 2 blog if you fancy a look.
Torrential rain on the way.
Only flight this Spitfire did before crashing in France.
Memphus Belle. B17 flying fortress. More photos on my other blog.