Monday, 26 March 2012

Monday 26 March 2012 Back Home

It was quite cold again last night, dropping below freezing and we woke up to a thick cold mist.02
Before setting off we took the dog for a walk along the bank, we had gone about 250 yards when a deer ran straight towards us and only veered off when less than a 100 yards away and then only skirted round us on the field. needless to say I didn’t have the camera with me.

We set off at 10 am and by now it was bright warm sunshine and the cut was dead straight, passing under several bridges, including a railway bridge. We were lucky enough to see a pair ofDSCF8162 Buzzards very low over the river and also a Barn Owl circling over the river and adjoining fields.

Over in the distance we could see the10 smoke from the brick works drifting over the country side.

Down at Angle Corner where the 20 foot river joins the11 Whittlesey Dyke. There it is a very sharp left turn, probably a bit less than 90° and none to wide. We were now back on familiar territory and its just a steady run back to our moorings arriving at 12-30 pm.

3 comments:

Jo (Boatwoman) said...

Great photos, especially of the Barn Owl. Hope all is good with you both xx

Connie said...

Traveling the waterways on a barge or longboat (sorry these boats are new to me and I do not know the difference) looks like such an amazing journey. My husband and I have sailed, but we had our boat on a lake that was 30 miles long. You're actually seeing new sights everyday. The wildlife along the way must be breathtaking. Fishing from your home, sleeping to the lullaby of waves slapping the side of the boat, oh my goodness. I'm happy that you are living your dream. If you don't mind I'll just travel along, by way of blogging. Thank you for sharing your adventure. Your newest follower, Connie :) Please accept my invitation to visit and follow my blog (if it looks like anything of interest to you). Have a great day.

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

Thanks Connie, we call them Narrowboats and most of us hope we don't hear to many waves slapping on the hull on narrow canals.
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