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, 8 July 2010

Shopping and more shopping

Tues/Weds/Thurs 6/7/8th July 2010
Braunston to Buckby top Lock
4 1/2 Miles 6 Locks.

Tuesday.  When we arrived in Braunston Jayne decided that she needed yet more shopping so another Tesco delivery was organised, she walked up to the house close to the A45 bridge, knocked on the door and asked the nice lady the post code for this spot so that it could go on the Tesco order, what a cheek I thought !!!   Anyway the driver found us and the shopping was loaded onto our folding truck and taken the short distance back to the boat, the boat is now packed with food.
The rest of Tuesday was spent just relaxing till the footie came on.

Wednesday. Up fairly early as The Boat House started playing music from the outside speakers from 7 am!!, must be ploy to clear the visitor moorings ready for the next lot.
We moved a short distance to fill the water tank and empty the cassettes, then it was off up the first lock. As these are double locks we had a look back to see if there were any other boats approaching, and we could see Nb Mr Toad not far away so we opened the other gate to let him in. We travelled up the 6 Braunston locks with Mr Toad, he then followed us through the tunnel, which was a lot drier than before. Once through the tunnel, we pulled over for breakfast. Scrambled egg and mushrooms on toast, Jayne peeled the mushrooms and I did the rest!!!. We then moved off to Buckby top lock, found 48 hour mooring just before the water point.
The most important thing being that we had a satellite signal to watch the footie!!!
I was supporting Germany, although our daughter Lisa has drawn Spain in her office 
sweepstake and stands to win £25 if Spain win on Sunday.

Thursday. Jayne again decided that she needed a fix of actual shopping not internet shopping. So we found a local taxi to take us into Daventry,  A-2-B Taxis, we had a nice morning shopping and when Jayne had had her fill, rang him and he took us back to the boat.
We had friends from Kings Bromley Marina, Deb and Tony come to join us for an evening meal at the The New Inn which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Jayne caught up on all the goings on at the Marina.

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