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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.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

April 1st and new life starts.

Gosh, I was that surprised to see this brood opposite FS, didn't even know a duck had been in the area and what a time for the eggs to hatch now that the weather is set to turn much colder and possible snow for Easter Monday too! The swans have also finally started sitting. 8 eggs laid, one more than last year and fingers cross we won't have the dramas to contend with this time, although the duck was well and truly seen off with her 11 ducklings 'cos she chose the wrong place to sit and cover her brood, right by the swans nest!

She saw this drake off pretty sharpish when he came a pestering!

 So freedom at last! Well, within limits of course but really looking forward to a change of scene. Hoping to set off in the Beast sometime in April. Down to Poole first 'cos we have bought another motorhome. Much smaller by about a meter, no overhang from the back wheels so should be much easier to handle on those narrow winding roads down South and up North. First we need to agree to the swap. With lockdown, we have only seen the motorhome by video so of course it needs to be inspected in minute detail. Then if it is all good and the dealer likes our Beast we will do the swap. Anyway something to look forward to now and no doubt everyone else will be feeling the same euphoria. Can't wait ๐Ÿ˜€

1 comment:

Marilyn, nb Waka Huia said...

I hope the mini-beast (the beastlet) has a permanent bed!!

Ducklings looking rather cute.


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