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Whispers on water - a photo journal of our life on the 'cut' dedicated to keeping family and friends informed of our whereabouts.
Our Current Location: Hurleston, Llangollen Canal.
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Photo: Rain, hail, swirling clouds, gusting winds and lightning, followed by a parting clap of thunder. Great stuff.
I walked back along the towpath at one point with a loud hiss of heavy rain pouring down and near zero visibility just a few yards away in the field on the other side of the hedgerow. Me and Gunner eventually got back to the boat soaked.
17th Sep 2011, 19:19
Has anyone noticed the abundance of acorns as we teeter on the cusp of autumn.
16th Sep 2011, 19:42
Photo: A view from the bow this evening with a robin singing its heart out in the hedgerow next to the boat - beautiful.
Over the past few days a few canal miles have passed beneath us as we continue to journey north for the winter.
Having left Braunston on Tuesday we're now moored just south of Polesworth for a few days before we resume our travels next week. Apparently the long range forecast predicts rain through to next Thursday. Let's hope so as the land and waterways desperately need it before winter arrives.
15th Sep 2011, 19:56
narrowboaters - keeping in touch with each other 24/7 using the freedom of CB radio.
12th Sep 2011, 16:41
These shots were taken as a storm came out of the southwest and passed about a mile to the north of where I was stood as it made its way northeast. The strength and sound of the wind as it swirled around me on the periphery of the cloud was pretty awesome and very localised; within approximately 100 yards. It's the closest I'll ever get to storm chasing!
11th Sep 2011, 19:14
1. Pond and lake.
2. The contour of the lake sits really well in the landscape.
On passing through Weedon back in May I came across this newly dug ornamental pond shown in the foreground below Church Stowe. On our return journey recently, I happened across the ornamental lake in the background that has since appeared. Google Maps satellite image doesn't show either the pond or the lake.
10th Sep 2011, 17:31
This unpleasant mess appeared to be someone's failed attempt at farming crayfish, which they subsequently discarded at a local beauty spot between the canal and the Great Ouse river. I came across this a few weeks back when we were moored above the ruins of St Peter's Church at Linford Lakes north of Milton Keynes.
10th Sep 2011, 16:37
1. Mum Emma with daughter Neve.
2. Sisters Hannah and Neve.
We arrived at Weedon last Friday to meet Emma who had kept the visit a total surprise from Hannah and Neve who greeted Grandma in a flurry of arms, legs, cuddles and kisses when they arrived Saturday morning from their home in Norwich. This was a final outing before they went back to school later this week after leaving here today. It was good to have them to stay as Dad is currently away in Italy with 9 Squadron Tornados in support of the Libyan Rebels.
5th Sep 2011, 20:35