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.

Monday, 5 July 2010

On the move again

Sat/Sun/Mon, 3/4/5th July 2010
Back at Braunston
6 1/2 miles no Locks

After a peaceful week moored by bridge 99 we decided it was time to move. On Saturday Jayne spotted a hire boat passing with a huge Teddybear sat on the front, it was something to do with a childrens Hospice.

At least he's not steering

Moored by Bridge 99

So this morning (Monday), we went up to the first winding hole ( a wide area where you can turn round ) which was by bridge 107, about 2 1/2 mile from our mooring, turned and cruised back to Braunston, we are now moored opposite the Boathouse, Jayne may force me to go over there tonight and drink a pint of beer, we may also have something to eat.

Blog Part 2

Yes, we did go over to the pub, had a couple of pints and a nice meal, but decided to go early which turned out to be the right decision, any pub with a kids play ground outside is to be avoided on warm summer evenings.
We can also watch the hire boats go past looking for somewhere to moor, there are 2 "Canal Club" boats moored outside the pub tonight but the 2 Willow Wren hire boats with the happy sailors standing on the roof surrounded by Lager cans seem to have carried on, hope they noticed the A45 road bridge, it's quite low. !!!!

2 comments:

Starcross said...

Ray,
Its difficult for bloggers to meet when we don't know what each other looks like! I came past your boat a few times at the show, but it seemed to be unoccupied. I hope to go again next year, when I'll have more time to get there early enough to find a mooring! For the meantime I'm back at work, while you're still boating! :-(
Jim

Halfie said...

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and here:
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