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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 2018

I think these fisherman were just a bit P'd off!

Thursday 13thDecember (New Year's Eve)  

The weather looked favourable today so our plans to travel to Brixham went ahead. The number 12 bus was the one to catch but there was a slight snag to getting to the stop. Oh, we knew where it ought to be but hadn't planned on that road to be closed. It was the weather once again that put a fly in the ointment. You will see why in these photos!

Funnily enough, we had wondered if the wind was at gale force when switching on the TV this morning the 'no service and check your aerial' message came up. Sure enough, the hotel had a problem with its aerials but having reported this to the main reception, within 10 minutes the TV was up and running. Someone must have had access to the roof! Anyway, we walked along the front to where the road was still open until we found a bus stop, hailed the 12 as it came around the roundabout and blow me down if it didn't go past the hotel and stop not 50 yds from the front porch. Would have saved us a 20-minute walk along the prom!

Took roughly 45 minutes to arrive at Brixham and would have been a great place to visit if the attractions had been open! Even the famous replica of the Golden Hind was closed to the public!

As it was we walked to where the fishing fleet was moored and noticed banners across one of the fishing boats showing how disgruntled the fishermen were with Theresa May and the Brexit deal.

An hour was spent looking at the shops, having coffee and buying DVD's from charity shops before catching the 13.30 bus back to the hotel. A few more hours to kill until the quiz and cream tea at 4pm followed by the New Year Eve festivities. No doubt it will be a very late night!

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