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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.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Fathers day...Mothers day....an observation.

Silly time to get up, 5.30am, but also a magical time with the mist rising off the water.

 Gosh we travelled a long way today. All of a half a mile to the Foxton Pub! And the reason? Daughter Christine and grandchildren are coming for a visit but not to see me mind, no, it's her dad she wants to see as a surprise for Fathers day. So I walked to the swing bridge to see if the pub moorings were free and was amazed to find them empty. It's only a 24 hour mooring but that's fine 'cos we want to be up the flight tomorrow and heading toward Gosgrove.

 By 9.30am we were settled. Full sun on the solar panels and no need to run the engine. Loverrrly. Then it was off up the flight for a walk to Foxton museum, just a very small building with only two rooms but filled with canalia and information on the Incline Plane and locks. For £3 each we felt it worth every penny.

Thought we may as well continue up the flight and see how many boats were attending the festival. Not to many that I can see but the festival doesn't start until Saturday so still time for more to arrive.

Oh and by the way, an observation made by Ian. Do you realise that Fathers day is always in June and Mothers day in March. It's exactly 9 months apart!!!!

And on the walk today,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fabulous pics Irene and a great place for family to visit.
Great observation too, lol.

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