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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, 31 July 2012

Still not made it to Fradley.

We had already untied and was about to set off when I noticed this beautiful Beauford kit car behind the fence not 4 feet from where we had moored. Many many years ago we also owned, and nearly built, a kit car. It was a Merlin 2+2 I say nearly because Ian's work commitments got in the way of him finishing it. Shame as we never got to take it for a spin. We sold her, unfinished, back in 2004.

Merlin 2+2 ( not ours ).  Photo taken at a Kit car show.
 There was drizzle in the air when we did get going and although we originally had planned to stay another night, the mooring  was a bit noisy and it didn't help when a boat came charging past us at 2am in the morning, waking us and sending the boat banging into the side.Our balloon fender was stripped clean of its rope and.we found it, thankfully, caught up with some debris at the stern. We got as far as Hawkshead Hall and stopped to watch team GB in the show jumping. Fantastic ending to the Equestrian3 day event as they came away with silver. We then pulled pins and tagged on the end of a boat going  through the narrow section.

 We made it as far as Wood End lock and found a very secluded mooring below. The TV is back on, the rain is coming down again and Ian and I are watching the women's gymnastics.

Wood End lock in the distance.

1 comment:

Jo (Boatwoman) said...

Hope your enjoying the Olympics as much as I am, it has been fantastic and well done to the riders today. Not got many medals yet, but wow we are certainly trying hard.

Love to you both xxxxxxxxxx

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