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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.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Thaw has started

Canal is thawing nicely and maybe just maybe we will be able to set off tomorrow. The rain and wind had well and truly arrived by mid morning which is an other factor in our favour. With a small amount of open water appearing the wind is pushing the waves over the frozen bits making it thaw even quicker.

Today Jades sister Echo arrived for a few days stay. Its Kev's work Christmas party on Saturday and Christine asked if we could look after Echo while they are away for the weekend.  As Jade is still having problems when we leave her for any length of time ( we think she still misses her mum Judy ) and she gets anxious, starts to shake and dribble for no reason, ( that we can see anyway ) it will be good to have another dog around to, hopefully, stop her worrying.

Dogs have swapped beds so Echo is on the left and Jade is on Echo's bed on the right.
It's still raining ( 9 pm ) but the wind has dropped and the temperature gauge no reads 7.2. Although earlier in the evening we could still see the ice, I have a very good feeling about tomorrow.

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