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Clive & Melanie Morris - Narrowboat Folkies

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December 08 https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/ December 08 Icebound! We woke up to find the canal had frozen during the night! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=18984639 18984639 Frozen Canal! This was a first, but no doubt not the last! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=18984640 18984640 Icebreaker! The noise of the boat breaking through the ice was very odd - a sort of crackling sound! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=18984642 18984642 Bunnies! Two little bunnies on the side of the canal - we really haven't seen many on our travels. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=18984661 18984661 Canalside garden Lovely place - no ice! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19185977 19185977 Canalside garden Our mooring place opposite the garden https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19186015 19186015 More wildlife Swan looking for breakfast https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19186016 19186016 Winter sunshine Nice but chilly! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19186363 19186363 Ice! Sheets of ice floating over each other after breaking up https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19186365 19186365 Great Haywood Marine Leaving the Marina, heading South again https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19186346 19186346 Winter sunset Fine evening. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19186366 19186366 Indy and Granddad She was being a prima donna and wouldn't smile for the camera! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19467949 19467949 Indy! Thats much better - a cheesy grin this time! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19467967 19467967 Young astronomer! Looking at the moon through the telescope which our good friend Jim Hysom gave to us. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19645252 19645252 Kestrel Clive watched this kestrel hovering overhead as he was waiting in a lock. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19578987 19578987 Cruising at twilight The light has a luminous quality at this time of day. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19579008 19579008 Lonesome Pine! The trees looked spectacular silhoutted against the twilit sky. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19645253 19645253 Pyramid! This is Mount Jud, one of the spoil heaps from the local quarries. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19645214 19645214 Signpost! We are heading for Rugby. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19645255 19645255 Hawkesbury Junction Clive had to negotiate a 180 degree turn under this bridge. The Greyhound pub can be seen at the other side. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19645254 19645254 Crop circle? Well what else could it be? https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19664515 19664515 Crop circle or not? Any suggestions? https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19664553 19664553 Mel to the rescue! Using my trusty boat hook I managed to pull the boat back into the bank. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19664552 19664552 Remoored Having retrieved the bow rope from the water I managed to hammer the pin back into the muddy bank! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19664550 19664550 M6 Motorway bridge We passed under this vast bridge that carries the M6 Mortorway. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19664551 19664551 Duplicate Lock - Hillmorton Flight This is an unusual design, two identical locks side by side, very useful on busy days. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19737870 19737870 Early morning at Braunston It was a little misty first thing. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19964957 19964957 Looking down from Braunston Village You can see how many boats there are in the marina plus some on the towpath! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19964958 19964958 Dover The subject of the TV programme Narrowboat. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19964873 19964873 Our fisherman friend! We often see herons fishing along the canal but they don't usually stay long enough to be photographed. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19964874 19964874 Oxtail soup! Very turbid canal with all the run off from the fields after the rain. Lady Arwen is the second boat on the left. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19964959 19964959 Leaving Whilton again! We have come full circle and now we are off again! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19964960 19964960 Swan family Don't look now but we are being followed! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20095979 20095979 Thatch detail Fox chasing a rabbit - thatch decoration on the gorgeous cottage in Stoke Bruerne https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20096001 20096001 Disused boat lift This old boat lift was next to the lock in Stoke Bruerne https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20096002 20096002 Stoke Bruerne There is a museum a cafe and a restaurant in this row of lovely buildings in Stoke Bruerne https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20096005 20096005 Broadbeam! These boats are absolutely huge - about double the width of ours! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20095995 20095995 Northamptonshire All the fields are newly ploughed and some have even got spring crops sprouting. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20096004 20096004 Canada Geese Sometimes there are hundreds of these birds in flocks at the side of the canal. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20096003 20096003 Wolverton Locomotive Wolverton was once famous for its railway works and is he continued home for the Royal Train! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20399022 20399022 Wolverton train! This amazing mural is painted on the wall alongside the canal. It is extremely long! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20398994 20398994 Feeding the birds It is hard to believe that this tranquil scene is actually in the heart of Milton Keynes! https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20399023 20399023 In the heart of suburbia! Y!s believe it or not there is a housing estate lurking behind those trees. https://clivenmel1.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20399024 20399024