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, 30 September 2010

At Stoke Bruerne (Again)

Tuesday/Wednesday 28/29th September 2010
High House Wharf to Stoke Bruerne
10 Miles 1 Tunnel 2 Locks.

Tuesday.   We had planned a cruise in good weather today, wrong, it drizzled, and we weren't   
going through any Locks, wrong, we dropped down the first 2 of the Stoke flight to moor in what is known as the long pound, it's also a bit quieter and we can get the TV working with the dish, no Digital around here. The weather cleared up at bit after we had been going for 30 minutes, we stopped at the British Waterways services at Gayton Junction before entering the Blisworth Tunnel, this is the 4th time we have been through this tunnel this year.
It was closed in the early eighties while serious rebuilding work was undertaken, I found some interesting pictures taken at the time by local Historian George Freeston of what was involved. 

Wednesday.  We had a walk up to the Village this morning to dump some rubbish and make use of the recycling facilities behind the Pub, Jayne went into the Pub where they have a small shop, they won't have any fresh bread until tomorrow so she has ordered a loaf.

Our Bubble Corner Stove burning away in March 2008, the floor directly in front is now tiled.

We have the fire going now in the afternoon and evening, not that it's very cold but with the rain and dark it cheers things up.   Our fire, or stove as some people call them is a Bubble Corner unit with a Back Boiler,  Halfie in his blog, asks about collecting firewood from the side of the Canal that has not had time to season, i.e. dry out, and he is correct, more on this subject in the next blog. 

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