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.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

On the move again

Mon/Tues/Weds. 12/13/14th July 2010
Buckby top Lock to High House Wharf
5 Miles 6 Locks

Monday. At the end of the last Blog I said "that's Jayne finished in the Kitchen for 2 weeks", well I was wrong because the next day she made a Fruit Cake which was another success.  While all the cake making was going on I serviced the Generator, well changed the oil as that's all that needs doing to it at the moment.

Some of our weekend neighbours arguing over a bit of grass

Tuesday. Time to get a little closer to Weedon where we need to be on Saturday for the R.B.O.A. AGM so it was off down the remaining 6 Locks of the Buckby flight. The paddle on the towpath side bottom gate of Buckby bottom lock is the hardest one I have used on this trip, but you never know there may be worse to come.
While we were descending the last Lock Jayne popped into Whilton Chandlers for some milk, we then tied up below the Lock opposite Whilton Marina as it had started to rain and got heavier so we stayed the night.

Entrance to Whilton Marina

Whilton Marina is where we bought our first steel Narrowboat from in 2004, April Rose a 41 foot Cruiser back Colecraft built in 1983.

Jayne and April Rose in Bancroft Basin Stratford October 2006

Wednesday. Rain has stopped now but the forecast is for more rain so after Breakfast we set off, although we need to be in Weedon on Friday and Saturday we planned to go through there today, wind ( Turn round ) and moor in the country until Friday morning and then cruise back early, we did stop in Weedon for a quick trip to the shop for Milk as we are expecting visitors at the weekend, the shop is at the local BP garage so I didn't expect supermarket prices but I nearly fell over when I saw 2 pints of semi-skimmed milk at £1.29, Jayne only paid 89p on Tuesday at Whilton,  I left without the milk.
So we are now by Bridge 28 opposite the Caravan field facing back towards Weedon, we have had torrential rain this afternoon so we tied up at the right time. 

1 comment:

Halfie said...

How else are they going to pay for the oil spill?