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, 26 February 2011

Boat & Caravan Show

Yesterday we visited the Boat and Caravan show at the National Exibition Centre, we go every year but I think this one may be the last,  there were only 4 Narrowboats and 1 Dutch Barge among the dozens of small wooded and plastic boats on display.

We have bought a small electric scooter for Jayne to get around on as she has difficulty walking any distance, the show was a good place to test it. 

So much better than that horrible wheelchair.

The floating harbour gave people the feel of a boat on water.

But only if you were" Invited" (fuzzy picture, I was laughing)

The picture above reminds me of the time in 1996 when I was working at a Land Rover dealer, one Saturday morning an "untidy looking family" walked into the showroom and started nosing around a new Range Rover, the salesman looked at them, went into his office and closed the door, no doubt hoping they would go away, that was, until he was told that they had just won £11 Million on the lottery, needless to say the door flew open and the beaming salesman was soon at their side.

In a previous blog we listed some of the events we hope to visit this year, well we have added another, the Alvecote Summer Fair and Boat Gathering is taking place at Alvecote Marina on 9th and 10th of July. 

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