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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, 5 June 2017

Aerial antics

It's a long walk from Kilby Bridge to Wigston. Buses on a Sunday are few and far between and having arranged to meet one of our friends at Wetherspoons by midday, it was either get a taxi or walk. But the day was pleasant enough only slightly marred by the occasional shower, so we strode out and did the 2 miles in 35 minutes.

Wetherspoons....now usually we rave about them but this one in Wigston let the side down badly. Although quick in bringing out the ordered food, it was by no means hot. I suppose we should have done what those on the next table did, and that was to send the meals back.  On the contrary, we just suffered in silence.

Back at FS and I was doing a spot of fishing when I was amazed to see a Kite being mobbed by crows. Not that the mobbing of a bird of prey is unusual but the fact that a Kite has made it this far North. The first time we saw these birds were Oxford area years ago.

Then a buzzing sound caught my attention, a small plane flying overhead. And then a real treat, our very own aerial display.

This morning we pulled pins and travelled the 100 yds to the facilities. Our thoughts of heading off to get diesel at Debdale was put on hold when the wind picked up and the heavy showers started. So after doing the loo and watering up, we did no more than push back across to the visitor moorings and sit out the bad weather. Hopefully, things will improve enough for us to leave tomorrow.

And Kilby Bridge seen at three different times during the day.

Stormy skies

after the rain

Red tint to the sky at dusk
Oi you....stop catching my fish!!

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