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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.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Another doggie rescue

Yesterday we managed to travel about 4 miles. That's quite a lot for us if we don't need to be anywhere. But we DO keep moving and don't overstay our mooring!!! Anyway I left Ian steering at the back while I hung washing out on the foredeck. I was lucky that my camera was near because I heard a shout and then much hilarity as this dog was unceremoniously dragged from the canal. Apparently he lent out just a bit to far and what he thought was firm ground happened to be lots of foliage. The dog then panicked and the owner got nearly as wet as the dog retrieving it. For lunch we stopped at Shobnall field Where the IWA  festival will be held in July. We found to our cost that this was a bad move. Bearing in mind that on Tuesday Ian had painted the gunwale, a day boat not long exiting the lock, lost control and crashed hard into us!!! I wont tell you what Ian said needless to say it is unprintable!!! It seems that every time we stop at Shobnell something bad happens. ( see Demise of a duckling) Click here. I wonder what will happen at the festival!!
 We stopped opposite Mercia Marina last night. Ian needs a few bits from Midland Chandlers and as more windy and wet weather is forecast for today we have decided to stay put.
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1 comment:

Jo (Coalwoman) said...

Doggies being rescued seems to be common practice these days. What some dog owners fail to realise is that when their dog is wet, it is a dead weight and is difficult to get out of the canal, especially if they are only wearing a collar and not a harness.
Was the air everso slightly blue over your way after being hit???

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