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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.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Dolphin feeding.

Had a busy weekend so this post is very late...happened last Friday but I wanted to show the feeding of the Dolphins at Tin Can Bay.

We were up very early and parked in the car park by the marina by 6.45am. Even at that time we were not the first to arrive. There was quite a long wait as the feeding didn't start until 8am but the gate was opened at 7am and we all troops round to where the 5 Dolphins had already congregated. These animals are wild and so no knowing how many would turn up but a bonus for all us spectators was when a 30 year old female brought her 4 week old calf to see us. Two lady volunteers had already entered the water but the policy was no touching and the feeding was to take place in a strictly controlled manner. For $10 we could get into the water and offer just one fish to these beautiful animals. I opted out because I still didn't feel 100% as this cough of mine still hadn't shown any signs of improving. The last thing I wanted was to have a coughing fit whilst trying to hand feed the dolphin. Ian on the other hand did pay is $10 and was amazed at how gentle the fish was taken from his hand.

4 week calf

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