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.
Look at these two photos. It's of a common garden spider but on cropping the photo I noticed something on it's abdomen. Went even closer and was amazed by what I saw.
Yep I reckon that's exactly what it looks like.
Had a visit from Colin and the Grandchildren. Trying to encourage Oscar and Oliver to go fishing and take after their Nan, 2 whips were bought. I attached hook and line and sat them in the well deck keeping fingers crossed they would catch something. After 30 minutes and not even a bite they gave up. Could this be the end of their fishing experience? Anyway to make up for the disappointment we walked to Wileen lake for lunch. The playground beckoned as well as the ducks. Plastic ones which they could fish for. Hooking a duck each they came away with a prize. Much more to their liking then proper fishing.
This was supposed to attract the fish but crabbed by a Coot instead.