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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, 27 March 2016

Another beauty spot desecrated by an unwanted railway

Clocks went forward at 1am but the beauty of being retired was it didn't matter one bit. Lovely being able to wake when one pleases and as today is my birthday Ian even cooked my favourite breakfast of kippers. Then with the day looking more promising then yesterday we both made for the Water Park.  Having walked around one of the large lakes and then taken a steam loco ride, it was whilst on the ride that we heard some very disturbing news from the guard. I laughed at first when I saw this,

But it's all true. HS2 will cross over Kingswood Water Park. An embankment 15meters high will be built and a vast area will be desecrated. I asked the guard how this might effect the park itself and his answer, the council will probably walk away and close the park down. Never mind all the wildlife and water birds that visit. Why should those deciding that this train is needed to serve only a few, care about that! I get so mad at the complete nonsense of it all. So my advice is to visit while you can because it wont be around in the future.

Off for a meal later when Christine and family arrive so here is another load of photos from within the park.

A model yacht race was going on and very entertaining it was too.

Then there were the speed merchants

And slightly slower one

Like a proper size engine it needed water and coal

And these even smaller. Boys and their toys eh!

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