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.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Cruising in the SUN!!!!

Wednesday 16th June
Stoke Bruerne to Nether Heyford
9 miles NO Locks

We left Stoke Bruerne at 10.15 am heading for the tunnel, Jayne inside the boat, whilst I steered with waterproofs on ready for the water cascading down the ventilation shafts. For those of you who might be a bit confused that we are returning through the tunnel, we are making our way back to Braunston. The tunnel was quite busy, we passed 4 boats coming in the opposite direction. Once out of the tunnel we stopped at Blisworth and tied up so I could go up to the shop and get some basic supplies, we also had breakfast. A mile or so later we stopped at Gayton Junction to empty the toilet cassettes and top up the water tank. (Gayton Junction is where the Northampton Arm of The Grand Union Canal goes down to the River Nene) Whilst we were moored up at the British Waterways Service Facilities at the junction, an elderly gentleman on his boat, came down the main Grand Union and tried to turn left into the Northampton Arm, but missed the turn completely, had to reverse back whilst blaming his wife and the wind for his mistake.
The sun was out now and it was very warm, we cruised through Bugbrooke and found a nice mooring for the night about 1/2 mile past Nether Heyford. No metal piling to tie up to tonight so we have the mooring pins in. They are holding well despite all the hire boats zipping past.  

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