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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, 13 December 2016

A bit of drama on our last day.

So there we were, ready to hitch up the van for the very last time on Sunday when OMG... pain!!!!! Emerging from my sandal a bee!. I had only gone and scooped it up as I walked and trapped it underneath my toe. Went all girlie and yelled at Ian to 'get it out' or words of that nature. I could see the sting and quick as you like Ian pulled it out. But the pain. It had stung me at right by the joint and within minutes started to swell. Ian rushed to the reception and came back armed with a spray that stopped the pain instantly. I wish I'd got the name of it as it's a 'must have' in every first aid kit. Will have to do some research. Anyway drama over we hitched up the van and took it back to Michael owner of Perfect Breaks caravan. After assessing the damage to the wheel arch and thanking Ian profusely for the great job he had done in fixing it, our bond was returned with any expenses incurred and we set off back to Sydney.

On route we stopped off at Woolongong for lunch and a look around. and then a quick detour to a viewing point at Mount Keira overlooking Woolongong

Arriving back at my brothers we had a lovely greeting......not by my brother or Sally....no, by Neddy the dog! House empty and a good time to unpack before they returned. Then that evening the local street party was set up and we got to be invited too. Plenty of drink and food on offer especially Champagne supplied by the local celebrity John who used to own  Arnott's biscuits which are still popular today. As soon as it got dark we all departed. Those mosquitoes come out in force and a good time to hastily depart indoors.

Next few days will see us sightseeing in Sydney so no doubt plenty of photos to come later.

I forgot to show the inside of the van so with it ready to be returned and nice and tidy, here is a photo,


Kelvin and Rachael said...

Hi guys, Stingose is pretty good for bites, used a lot here in Australia. Website attached http://www.stingose.com.au/

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Thanks for the info. Will go and purchase some as soon as possible.

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