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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.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Grounded for now.

Monday 28th
News not good. Seems we have somehow cracked the sump. Not sure when but some of the speed bumps are not car friendly. The Ford rides very low and too many times we have scrapped the top even going really really slowly. Looks like we are grounded for the moment as a new sump has to be ordered.

Too stop us going stir crazy we found a Botanical gardens about 1k walk from the side. For a change we had wall to wall sunshine but the temperatures were still on the low side. The wind is still blowing in straight from the Antarctic keeping the chilly conditions but even so we both set off devoid of any warm jumpers, made of sterner stuff us Brits! We came across a street named after us. Shame they cant get the spelling right!

Very calming and tranquil was the gardens and a few hours were spent relaxing and people watching. Not sure when we will leave so may not have a post for tomorrow. 

















And a few more birdies,

White faced Heron.

Goldfinches are also here in Australia
Rainbow Lorikeet





3 comments:

Alf said...

Can no one at the garage weld ?? Or is it another sign that there are no longer mechanics, just fitters !!

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Hello Alf, This make of Ford has a plastic sump cover and the guys at the garage did try to use clue to repair the hole. Didn't work because as soon as it got hot it started leaking again.

Alf said...

Plastic !! not heard of that before, lighter & cheaper I suppose.

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