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.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Peace and Quiet!!

Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th June 2010
Braunston to Piece & Quiet
1 1/2 Miles No Locks

We had a bit of a lie in on Monday after a busy and hot weekend, neither of us like the really hot weather, as we were finishing breakfast Jayne had a call from our friends Val and Pete who fancied a day out and were happy to bring our post over, we gave them the post code for the Boathouse Pub, they rang when they arrived and I walked up to guide them back to the boat, the post included our information pack for the I.W.A. Festival at Beale Park at the end of August, this included the mooring plan which involves boats breasting up (mooring side by side) 6 deep, it looks like we may be on the inside though.
Jayne and Val had a chat while Pete and I had a walk around the working area of Braunston Marina, it was amazing to see the speed with which the Marquees and stands had been cleared away.
At about 2.30 we all wandered over to the Boathouse again for a very late lunch after which Val and Pete left to drive home.

Tuesday was warm again, although we had heavy rain in the night.
After I had filled the water tank and emptied the Cassettes we walked up to the shop in Braunston village for a few supplies, back on the boat I had a check of the engine fluid levels. We then left the mooring and turned the boat around in the Marina entrance,( By now the Canal was getting very busy) and headed back towards the Junction where we turned left and moored in the middle of nowhere about a mile from Braunston, it is really quiet here which is just what we need after the weekend, we will probably stay here until after next weekend, as there has been heavy rain forecast for later on in the week and we don't have to be in Weedon, which is only about 6 miles and 13 locks away until July 17th for the  R.B.O.A . Annual General Meeting.

Not all the boats on the canals are well cared for as the picture below shows.

Sunken Boats

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