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.
Isn't that just typical!!!! With it clear and bright first thing this morning it was the perfect conditions to continue the painting. First, though, the larder needed restocking, nearly bare of provisions we were almost on the bread line and more importantly, we had run out of the alcoholic stuff so shopping was a necessity. It was almost noon when I returned (took longer than normal 'cos I couldn't decide on whether to have a Merlot, Shiraz or Malbec so took all three!) and decided to have lunch first. Soup and a Mug Shot went down very well but now time for work. Hatch slide removed, rubber gloves on, red oxide paint tin opened and brush found. Good-oh the sun was still out. On with the first coat and almost to the final touches when a spot of rain falls on the paintwork. Huge black clouds developing so now what to do. Ah yes, the trusty umbrella. Did the job nicely so rain, you can do your worst. This job is going to be a good-un!