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.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Busy Doing Nothing

Thurs/Friday/Sat 12/13/14th August 2010
Moored at Little Venice
No Miles No Locks.

Sorry, not much to blog about,  I have been busy giving the inside of the boat a thorough (delayed) spring clean, Jayne has had the washing machine on the go and the rest of the time we have been watching the world go by.

Trip Boats and a floating Cafe in Little Venice

We moved to this mooring on Wednesday, it is opposite a restaurant which I have mentioned before, in the early hours of Thursday morning we were woken by someone hammering, I looked across at the restaurant and they had the builders in doing some alterations, they must have started as soon as the last of the diners left,  fortunately No Direction has double glazing so after closing the windows on the restaurant side most of the noise disappeared, we closed them on Thursday night as well as the building work didn't look finished. 

Looking down the Little Venice visitor moorings, Houseboats on the right, visitors on the left.

This morning, (Saturday) we walked to the local Sainsburys for bread and milk, after lunch a boat moored in front of us, one of the crew came to our Cratch where Jayne sat reading and said that they had an electric boat and needed somewhere to re-charge it, she suggested he try the floating cafe, as the British Waterways information boat is closed at weekends, he returned, un-tied the boat and drifted over to one of the houseboats, he then passed an electrical cable in through their Patio doors and stayed there having a re-charge !!

Electric boats have one big drawback, the Batteries go flat.

Another Narrowboat came passed slowly tonight and asked if they could tie up along side us, we said yes, so we now have Narrowboat Poppy along side, they are off in the morning as they have people to meet on the Regents canal, however next Friday they will be in Limehouse Basin as they are going up the Tidal Thames at the same time as us.

Tomorrow we will be looking out for fellow blogger Halfie who will be coming past during Sunday morning on Narrowboat Willow, they are going up the Thames as well but are cruising the Rivers Lee and Stort next week before getting to Limehouse, there schedule for doing the Thames looks scary, 13 hour days !!.  If I suggested that on board No Direction it would lead the crew to instant mutiny closely followed by Divorce. 

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