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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, 27 January 2017

Ever driven through a rainbow?

 Well, we did just that.
 Today we made the trip to Bullers Gorge, wet and windy with very low cloud covering yonder hills. But we had the most surreal experience. A rainbow so low that we felt we were driving on top of it. At one point it actually crossed the road and the oncoming cars drove straight through it.





Now the question is.... should we know better...Well yes, we should. At our age, we ought to remember that we are not as young as we once were. But the longest swing bridge on the South Island and cometline beckoned, with a bush walk included to the Ariki falls. Now one would think that the swingbridge and cometline would be the most challenging. Not so, it was the bush walk that nearly 'did us in'.











 And we never did get to the falls. We decided enough of this slipping, sliding, mud tramping and as soon as we saw a sign for 'back to the swingbridge' we took that.

Gone 2 pm before we finally got to do the cometwire. To be truthful it was a bit tame after our Canopy tour experience.


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A quick bite to eat before heading to the seal colony at Cape Foulwind. Again a bit disappointed as I thought we would be able to get a bit closer and there didn't seem to be as many seals as I had expected. The youngsters were cute though, especially playing in those small pools.









And the wildlife (other than the seals)

Weka

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