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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.

Sunday 25 April 2010

Grass snake

   As I fished on the Coventry canal this snake appeared from nowhere and slowly made its way along the far edge. I assumed it was a grass snake as they often take to the water.

Saturday 24 April 2010

Really good fish on the Coventry canal

 The journey to the Coventry canal was slow and very relaxing. Dennis and Margaret and us were in no hurry so we only traveled a couple of hours a day. Going through Fradley was probably the most stressful as we had to make the turn onto the Coventry canal. Im sure all the boats entering the Trent and Mersey from Coventry were out to get us as boat after boat kept coming through. As you may or may not be aware the locks on the T & M were immediately before the junction so all the boats suddenly emerging made it very interesting to say the least.

What a fantastic part of the Coventry canal this is. I had two huge bream and a chub of at least 3 1/2Lb.


Thursday 22 April 2010

Bramcote water park on the Trent and Mersey

 Christine and Kev came to see us at Bramcote water park. The day was perfect and Joshua loved being the centre of attention. The weather was perfect and after they left we decided to stay for another day and have our first BBQ.

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Fireman at Trent Lock

On the way back to Shardlow we decided to stop on the pontoons outside the Navigation Inn for a meal. While we were there a bunch of Firemen came onto the pontoon for a series of exercises. On inquiring what they had planned we were told that each fireman had to control an R O V in the water to recover a body in the water. These are some of thew pictures I took. The "EYE'S" in the water is the R O V. Scary when you see it coming toward you in the dark! The " body" was a life size mannequin.