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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.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

So much to see and do in Alice.

 I am now very behind with my posts. 2 long days of sightseeing and a stuffed up computer didn't help.

Tuesday 21st, the first full day at Alice Springs and it was full on. We visited the Royal Flying doctors which gave us a fascinating insight to the work they do across Australia, The Old Alice Springs Gaol and Labour Prison opened in November 1938..Then that afternoon we did a 6 hour 4WD Safari to Simpson Gap, Standley chasm and Ellery Creek Big Hole where we had a very welcome and much needed swim and to finish the day we climbed up Anzac Hill to watch the sun go down over Alice Springs.

Map of Europe inside Australia. The Flying doctors visit nearly every corner.

To read all about the Flying Doctors click here

To read about the gaol click here

Simpsons Gap

Walking to Standley Chasm

Ellery Creek Big Hole

Anzac Hill

Wednesday we had a long long drive to Uluru. 460 km there and 460km back. Took all of 20 hours including seeing the rock, aboriginal center and sunset BBQ. More of that fabulous trip tomorrow.

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