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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.

Saturday, 24 August 2019

The long and narrow road

Ooh, it was ever so nice to wake to the sound of waves and then to see the baby rabbits playing when I opened the curtains.  Dry at first the rain came a short while later scattering them in all directions. Obviously not ready for bathtime yet!

 Apparently, we have been travelling along the NC 500 since joining it at Inverness. The route starts from Inverness castle and ends in the same place doing a complete loop. Today we came off the 500 just before Melvich and took a detour of 70 plus miles to drive through the Sutherland Highlands. Nearly the whole way was travelled along single track roads with passing places. Great fun especially when we had a road holdup. A standoff with the sheep! We found the most idyllic place to stop for the night at Loch Graggie and Loch Loyal Lookout point.

  But look at how Ian left the Beast after parking! How were we going to get in through the door???

 Tomorrow we rejoin the NC 500 to continue along the coast road.

And seen along the way

Red Kite



Marilyn, nb Waka Huia said...

I'm assuming the man who can built a bailey bridge across the gap ...


Ian and Irene Jameison said...

No, Marilyn, I made him drive forward! Xxx

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