No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

A Busy Day

Saturday 5th June
Fazeley to Hartshill  12 miles 13 locks

We left Fazeley Visitor Moorings 8.30 ish and went through the first 2 locks of the day at Glascote. We then moored up for breakfast, (breakfast always tastes better after a couple of locks!!)
We then had a steady cruise of about 7 miles without any locks through Amington, Alvecote and Polesworth, before reaching Atherstone bottom lock, amazingly there was no queue for the locks.
For those of you who knew us in our yoof you will recognise the Polesworth Moto-Cross track just visible through the trees, where I used to get very dirty, fall off my bike and occasionally win a trophy.

Polesworth Moto-Cross Track just visible through the Trees

There are 11 locks on the Atherstone flight, after the 6th one we moored up for lunch, before going up the last 5 locks, we then moored a little further along at Hartshill for the night.
There was no digital TV signal so up went the satellite dish, if Jayne doesn't get to watch Casualty on a Saturday night there is trouble!!
As we settled down for the evening there was a knock on the side of the boat, which we thought was strange as we were in the middle of nowhere. I stuck my head out of the side doors to be greeted by the local Jehovahs Witnesses handing out the Watchtower. I know it sound like a joke but it's true.

1 comment:

EMMA said...

You just couldn't make that up - its hillarious - sorry xx