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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.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Icebergs on the Erewash????

It's all been worth it! That nerve block injection had worked wonders. No more pins and needles when standing or sitting and I even managed a 3 mile walk this morning. The first real walk in ages and what a great day to do it. Snow started last night (well more like a fine mist really) as we left to go out visiting in the evening. By the time we left our friends 3 hours later a good inch had fallen and the untreated side roads were treacherous. Ian had to call on all his driving expertise to keep the car in a straight line. Make it home we did though, and first thing was to grab the camera for a night photo..

 And a blanket of snow greeted me this morning and couldn't wait to get going down the towpath. Nearly went for a Burton at one point trying to get down the slippery steps by the lock but managed to stay upright. Made me a bit wary of where I placed my feet especially on areas that had already been well trodden down. Worse was on a section where a group of children had rolled a huge snowball and, it reaching a size that refused to be rolled anymore, the children launched it into the canal much to a pair of swans annoyance. Anyway managed to return to FS without mishap, back to a welcoming cup of tea and warm by the fire. Shame a thaw has already started. Much prefer these conditions to the wind and rain that  plagued us for so long.

Great Northern Basin showing the swing bridge. We are moored other side

Langley Bridge lock

Icebergs in the Erewash????

Dab chick

Tufted ducks

More icebergs???????


KevinTOO said...

Relief at last for you, I bet you thought it was Xmas this morning :)
Excellent photos, yet again :)
Keep warm & dry

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Thanks Kevin TOO. At least I'm mobile again (: Loving this snow. Shame it's not going to last. Xx

Graham said...

Excellent news Irene - congratulations!

Fabulous photos too - as usual - but the snow does give them an extra tranquility. Loved the "ice bergs"

Carol said...

Great pictures Irene, as usual.

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Thanks Graham and Carol. There's nothing quiet like a winter wonderland to photograph. Xx

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