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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.

Monday 1 January 2018

Whats that shape on the beach?

From an almost empty Great Yarmouth during the day, every man and his dog came out during the evening. Opposite the hotel is the pier gates which has been padlocked shut since our arrival on Friday. Last night the padlocks came off and became the 'must go to place' to celebrate Big Bens chimes. Not that this interfered with the hotel celebrations but from what I was told by Heather and Dave (who, I might add had a sea view as their room was at the front)  the wee hours of the morning almost turned into a riot as a mass of people leaving the pier laughing, shouting and generally making a nuisance of themselves had to be dealt with by the Police. As for us very little noise filtered through into the room and even if it had, we were so tired drunk that we wouldn't have heard it anyway!

Michael, me, Dennis, Heather and Dave

Had to get Ian into the photo.

Fireworks were set off on the beach and this proves how dangerous a stray one could be. Good job no one was at the receiving end.

Serviced late this morning, breakfast wasn't until 9am anyway. Then as the only thing open on New Years Day was either the Arcades or Sea Life, we chose Sea Life.

Then a long long walk toward the docks and river before a final walk back along the shoreline.

The back of Pleasure Beach complete with barbered wire along the fence line.

Oops, who put that sandy ridge there? Down I went right onto my derriere.
Then seen in the distance what looked like a large bag. Turns out a baby seal had made its way up the beach.

Final night for us at the hotel before leaving for Langley Mill tomorrow. Hmmm.... must get the packing done now as after dinner we once again go in search of a real ale pub. Whats that you say, Ian...Wetherspoons? Well, the new vouchers start today so might as well get to use them.

 And some photos of Sea Life.


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