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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, 31 July 2020

Disconcerting to say the least.

Love mooring on the park but oh, it does have one downside. All this good weather has brought out all and sundry and the path next to FS is as busy as any high street in a town or city. It's made us very reluctant to leave FS. Even this morning before 8am when I decided to get up and wash the cabin side before it got too hot, runners and walkers came past. Did they distance themselves from me? Not a chance. No attempt was made to move away which I found very disconcerting.

We did have to leave FS after lunch as the awaited email arrived to say the sink plug cups had arrived at Budgeon.  I hadn't realised Ian had ordered two, glad he did though, now both the bathroom and kitchen sinks can stay clean.

Its been almost unbearable inside FS, the temperature gauge read 35.8 inside the boat. Ignore the 40 degrees showing for outside temperature as Ian put the sensor inside our top box to keep it out of the direct sunlight. Hmmm, not sure that was the best place for it.

 The 48 hours mooring is up tomorrow. I cant see us moving far as Ian wants to put another coat of black paint on the gunwale before putting on the anti-slip. Maybe somewhere with some shade, although the weather is set to get cooler from tomorrow.

And wildlife again from the park,

Emperor Dragonfly

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