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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, 19 August 2016

So who would come off worse.

A little after 8am and FS was finally afloat. There didnt seem to be any change in water levels when we first got up but C&RT must have run more water down early. Crested Lark was still at an angle but after 30 minutes she started floating as well. With more water under our hull we pulled FS forward to lie alongside. The idea of stern first was abandoned as getting off Crested Larks bow was easy and it was the lesser of two evils.

It's been a day of sorting out clothes to take to the charity shops (most of mine all to big for me now, yippee) taking roof furniture off FS and generally tidying up round the bungalow. We have given ourselves till the later part of next week before travelling up to our mooring at Langley Mill so no more posts for a while. Just some of my wildlife photos today and all seen the from the back deck.

And now for my title. This German Shepherd was asking for trouble.

The dog got a vicious peck on it's muzzle. Didn't stop him from trying again but from a distance.

Brown Hawker

Well well well.. so these pond skaters need to come out of water to do the deed.
Emerging Damselfly (I think)


Jennie said...

Well done on sorting clothes for the charity shop - I too have passed a whole load to our local hospice shop for the same reasons as you! Where oh where was the GSD's owner? A situation fraught with danger. Jennie, nb Tentatrice

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

I could hear the owner shouting at the dog from behind the lock. Didn't bother to come and get it and I wasn't going to interfere! The Swan was a worthy victor and totally fearless, I wouldn't want to mess with it. Even the cygnets joined in. What a lovely feeling to get rid of all those outsize clothes and even more lovely to be two dress size smaller. Hoping to keep up the good work and possibly lose even more. With Australia coming up and all that walking we hope to do I have high hopes. Well done to you too and lets both keep up the good work. Xxxx

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