1979

We both had to go back to work so our honeymoon was, en route back to Deal, one night at the Bedford Arms, Woburn which didn’t have any heating oil.

It has just been reported that Spring 2013 has been the coldest since 1979 and we certainly remember how cold it was living on the sea-front in a calor-gas heated flat with loose-fitting sash-windows.

Narrow Boat 'Shropshire' on Erewash Canal
Narrow Boat ‘Shropshire’ on Erewash Canal

Easter on the canal with Jan, Judy, Chris, Peter, Susie (Easter)

Erewash Canal, Fradley Junction
Erewash Canal, Fradley Junction

We did eventually make a start exploring the many interesting parts of Kent…

Waverley paddle steamer approaches Deal pier
Waverley paddle steamer approaches Deal pier
North Goodwin Lightship
North Goodwin Lightship
Jimmy (JMA) on Deal sea front
Jimmy (JMA) on Deal sea front

.. and a day trip to nearby France: Boulogn in November.

Boulogne
Boulogne
Boulogne
Boulogne

There were some unexpected landscapes…

Dungeness from the lighthouse
Dungeness from the lighthouse

.. and visits back to Cheshire took in some canal features.

Anderton canal lift, Cheshire
Anderton canal lift, Cheshire

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