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.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

A Bit Further

Wednesday 28th July 2010.
Stoke Hammond to Old Linslade.
2 Miles  3 Locks.

We cruised the 1/2 mile to the water point at the bottom of the 3 Soulbury Locks and filled the water tank, we timed it well,  just as we finish another boat went into the Lock and we shared it with them, it was another Colecraft which the owner had bought 6 years ago as a sail away shell which he planned to fit out himself, unfortunately 3 months after starting the fit out he had a Stroke, thankfully he recovered and finished the fit out. After the second lock there is a winding hole (Area to turn a boat around) where he was intending to wind so we left him and went up the last lock on our own.

Signs provided by Milton Keynes I.W.A.

We moored at Old Linsdale about 500 yards before the Globe Inn, not far from the scene of The Great Train Robbery which took place in 1963, I can remember reading the headlines on the front page of my Mothers Daily Sketch, which it was my job to fetch for her, along with 10 Park Drive cigarette's from the local shop every morning before walking to Junior school.

I had a bike ride down to the site of the Linslade Canal festival which is taking place on Saturday to see if anything was happening, just a few signs saying "Mooring Reserved"

We had a good clean of the inside of the boat this afternoon and that was about it for today, we were going to move on Friday but that may change to Thusday as rain is expected on Friday and we would rather be moored up than cruising.

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