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.

Monday, 10 January 2011

The Thaw

The Ice is melting fast in the Marina but the thaw can't come quick enough for the boaters with toilet holding tanks who are desperate to get across to the service Quay for a pump out (empty the tank), first to try it on Friday was NB Jerusalem with Martin on the tiller and Heather at the front doing her best to break the ice, they made it but it was a slow journey.

Good job it's due for a hull re-blacking.

On Saturday morning a crew attempted to move a boat out of the Marina onto the Canal but were back on their moorings after 15 minutes having failed to get through the thick ice around the Marina entrance.

We have not been doing a lot in the marina as we have been going backwards and forwards to our daughters in Leeds, 'assisting' in flooring and decorating her new kitchen.

Am looking forward to the better weather and hopefully getting out on the canal.


1 comment:

Jo (Coalwoman) said...

Happy New Year Ray and Jayne.

So many people are still stuck with full poop tanks. Some have gone out and bought a cassette toilet as a backup.
Tomorrow we are taking on a coal delivery and then are going to try and leave Market Harborough to head for Foxton. That is the plan anyway, so we will see how it goes.
Hope to see you out on the water soon.
Kind regards. Jo