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, 22 July 2010

New Territory

Tuesday/Weds. 20/21st July 2010
Stoke Bruerne to Cosgrove.
6 1/2 Miles 7 Locks

Tuesday.  We had a quiet day on Tuesday, Jayne walked down to the Canal Museum to ask why we hadn't received any membership info, after joining the Friends of the Museum last month and I had a tidy up in the boat.
After lunch the Girl Guide Narrowboat Tuptonia went past heading down the Locks.

The weather forecast for tonight is heavy rain and sun tomorrow, that's OK with us.

Wednesday. At around 9.30 we moved the 200 yards towards Stoke Bruerne top lock, there are 7 locks on this flight lowering the Canal 40 feet.

Jayne, on the right chatting at one of the locks

 We were joined in the lock by a Hire Boat from "The Wyvern Shipping Co" the steerer was very good, and we could see immediately that it was not the first time he had handled a Narrowboat, they were impressed with how clean and well equipped the boat was when they picked it up.
We shared the rest of the flight with them and both boats moored at the water taps below the bottom lock.

Happy Hire Boaters

We topped up our water tank and got going again towards Cosgrove where we will be enjoying the weekend with the Buckingham Canal Society at their fund raising event.
This is the furthest we have been down the Grand Union Canal so everything now is new territory.

The much photographed  Solomon's Bridge, Cosgrove

After going down Cosgrove lock we moored up, I had a walk back up to the lock and found the entrance to Cosgrove Caravan Park which has a well stocked grocery shop and is within walking distance for Jayne so we will go there in the morning.


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