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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, 2 December 2016

Christmas decorations Ozzie style

Time to leave Dunkeld and we hitched up the van and drove to Ballarat. The journey of about 170 km was via Ararat. The site owner warned us the shorter route of 147 km was rough and with our history of losing wheels, maybe not a good idea.  Ballarat means resting place from the origin "Balla" and "Arat" given by the Aboriginal people. Not in any hurry and with the road excellent, we took our time stopping for a tea break half way. Got a decent site 3km outside the town centre and then went to find a tourist information. Told of a must see attraction at Sovereign Hill so we have earmarked that for tomorrow. Now that we are near to Melbourne we also plan to find the canals! Yes there are canalised rivers and our mission is to find and write about them for our canal society magazine. Planning that trip for Saturday I gave Roger and Heather nb Celtic Kiwi a ring. First contact was back in November as we set off for our 6 week Great Ocean Road trip. Living near to Melbourne we had hoped to meet when we were in the area but unfortunately they have commitments this weekend so it is not to be. But we have arranged to meet with Elly and Mick  who travelled the UK waters on nb Parisian Star before selling and returning to Oz. Bendigo is their home town and we leave to see them on Sunday. So a lot planned for the next few days.

Early morning reflections at Dunkeld lake.

Gateway caravan park



 




Only this critter today.

Another spider but this time on the caravan . Jumped from one side of the door to the other. Assumed it is a jumping spider.

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