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, 13 June 2010

The Gala Weekend

Saturday and Sunday 12th and 13th June
No miles and No locks

The Friends of Raymond collecting for the upkeep

Saturday - It started a bit cloudy, I walked up to the museum, polished the brass on Nutfield and Raymond, leaving Jayne in charge of the generator charging the batteries!!! No TV signal here and trees obstructing the satellite signal so the batteries are having an easy life. Jayne came up at lunch time bringing fresh baked baguettes with cheese and onion  for lunch. Not too many people around. Insufficient Morris Dancers showed up so the performance was cancelled. Three o'clock saw the village invaded by Pirates.

The Village is invaded by Pirate Ship George

Saturday we had bought tickets for a hot buffet in the evening, which turned out to be most disappointing, and the musical entertainment was good but not to our taste. So it was over to the The Boat Inn to watch the last 20 minutes of the England and USA match, which was also disappointing!!! However once we had gathered in one of the smaller rooms along with other volunteers, and tried to drink the pubs' stock of beer things improved. We were joined by Caz who runs the Chandlery at Harveys of Measham, who did her best to beat us all!!!!!
Our daughter Lisa would have been so embarrassed to see her Parents going down the tow path with only the light from their mobile phones to find their boat.

Sunday started with a bit of rain but soon brightened up, more of the same as Saturday, except when the pirates invaded the village this time the Pitsford Home Guard (Dad's Army) were ready for them
Our friends Val and Pete came down and bought our post and a loaf, we went into the Navigation Inn for a meal, it was very nice.
As we sit here writing this blog at 7.30 pm the sky has gone very heavy and we can hear thunder rumbling around.

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