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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.

Sunday 10 December 2017

White Christmas after all!

Well, it was for us, anyway, as the Family Christmas had come early this year. And to wake up to snow was so unexpected seeing as the met office reckoned the snow would fall from the Midlands northward with significant precipitations for those concerned. Here in Milton Keynes, we almost convinced ourselves we were to far South. How wrong were we!!!! Over 6" fell in a space of several hours and it's still snowing.

Not sure if we will be able to leave tomorrow for the Mendip Hills. The trouble cars are having just to get up a short hill to the main road, which I might add has NOT been gritted, is amusing, to say the least. The motorhome is untried on these sort of conditions and the question we ask ourselves is...do we want to risk leaving? All roads leading from Shenley are still covered and our plan to visit Cheddar Gorge and Caves may have to be curtailed. Shame, as campsites had been found and paid for and we were sooo looking forward to the first real outing. Oh well...it will be what it will be!

Hmmm, this is the main road

That's Kev (son in law) starting the snowman.

Well that did'nt work. Too heavy for him to lift and broke up during the fall.

Start of the new body.

All good with the help from Colin

Before the snow arrived. Xmas table


1 comment:

Marilyn, nb Waka Huia said...

Mmmm - it's in the 20s here and has been every day for over a fortnight. We had a few short light showers early yesterday morning (before anyone was out of bed) and that's it.
I have to say though that the snow looks lovely!
PS Maybe you could make a move to Campbell Park and 'moor up' in the motorhome and try out the heating system ...

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