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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.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Grove Lock nr Leighton Buzzard


What a day! High winds and driving rain. Started to get worried when branches dropped on top of us.We even hooked a fisherman! I should say he hooked us. Left his ledger rod out and as we came passed, picked up the line and caught it on our bow. We had to reverse quite away before the line came free. He had a droll sense of humour when he said it was the biggest thing he had ever caught.
We did some scavanging on the way and found 3 decent branches left to rot in the hedges. We loaded them onto our boat ready to be chopped up and logged for our fire. Wont be long before we need it lit. We had had enough when we arrived at Grove lock and moored just in time before the heavens opened again.
Posted by PicasaIronic isn't it. 6.30pm and the sun comes out and gives us a brilliant sunset.

1 comment:

Keith and Jo Lodge said...

That is a stunning sunset. I am a huge fan of them and will always photograph a sunset if I see a good one.
Thank goodness the fisherman had some sort of sense of humopur, because there are so many who do not. Jo

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