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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.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A walk on the wildside.

Very pleased to report this is one fabulous mooring. No sign of any trouble so still not sure why that boater thought this a bad mooring but not a sole went past us during the evening and a more peaceful night has yet to be had.

Today then, we stayed. On the agenda was for both of us to walk round the Flash before lunch and then for Ian to touch up the paintwork on the cabin sides.

A wonderful start to our walk, warm, no wind and hardly anyone about. Plenty of bird Hides around the place and we must have visited every one.

3 hours later we arrived back at FS having walked around the 170 acre lake and various paths to the hides. Total mileage around the park is 4 miles. We must have walked nearly all of that especially as Ian had his exploring head on (thinks he's back in the Scouts) and kept saying "wonder where this path leads?"

After lunch and to make myself scarce whilst he was painting I took myself off looking for bugs again. In this I failed miserably and probably shouldn't have bothered because the wind picked up and trying to focus on the tiniest of insects was almost impossible. Anyway I did manage a few and also quite a few birds from the hides. As usual I took loads but getting a bit low on our data dongle 3 allowance and we still have 4 more days before the new 15G starts, most will be posted at a later date on my wildlife blog.

The Weevil keeled over at the sight of me!!  Just pretending to be.

A hasty retreat

Scorpion flies

Loads of Herons together.

Reed Bunting

Bull Finch

Where's there a will there's a way!

Guinea Fowl

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