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.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Visitors and Sightseeing

Sunday/Monday/Tuesday. 15/16/17th August 2010
Moored at Little Venice.
No Miles No Locks.

Sunday.  I was up early this morning and off to get a paper from the Sainsburys local in Sheldon Square, the shops are at the base of an Amphitheatre , it's all part of the Merchant Square development around  Paddington and includes part of the Crossrail Project which involves new tunnels under central London.

The boat that was moored along side last night Poppy, left us today, we will catch up with them at Limehouse Basin on Friday.

Mid-afternoon saw fellow blogger Halfie moored along side, they came on board for a cuppa before leaving for a trip on the rivers lee and Stort before getting to Limehouse on Friday.

Monday.  We decided on a bit of sightseeing today so with Jayne in her wheelchair we were off down the Edgware road into Hyde Park, and around the Serpentine past the Diana Memorial Fountain and the Lido before arriving at The Joy of Life Fountain, we then carried on through Hyde Park keeping parallel with Park Lane to Speakers Corner and Marble Arch, it was then back along the Edgware road to Paddington, Little Venice and the boat.

We also received our I.W.A. Bulletin for August with news that the 2011 National Festival will be at Burton on Trent and that it has been moved forward to the 29/30/31 of July after consultation with Traders, visitors and I.W.A. volunteer's who help stage the event.

Tuesday.  Jayne had finished knitting a couple of Cardigans for two of our niece Emma's children so we walked to the local post office to post them.

We also looked into doing an open  top bus tour round the sights of London but the buses we saw on Monday were crowded with screaming kids so that will probably not happen

The R.B.O.A. always have a stand at I.W.A. Festivals, where people considering living afloat can talk to people already doing it, Jayne and I will be on the stand for 2 hours on Saturday and 2 hours on Sunday which works out OK as I am booked on a rope splicing course on Monday morning.  

1 comment:

Emma said...

Hi Aunty Jayne, we got the cardigans, they are really lovely, thank you. look after yourselves, Em xx