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.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

About Nothing Particular

Last Friday and Sunday (18th/20th) I was at Braunston for the Share Boat Show helping out on the Historic boats Nutfield and Raymond, we had a good weekend and raised some money which will go towards their up keep. Glad to see that Halfie sold a share.

Saturday we went to a Model Railway Engineering Exhibition at Leamington Spa, it appears that running a model railway system is a very serious business with timetables to be followed and correct signal operation vital !!

Press the wrong button and your out.

The better weather has brought out the boaters with a lot more boats moving in and out of Kings Bromley Marina, we won't be moving until the week after next when we head for Shobnall Marina to black the hull of No Direction, well I will be doing the blacking as Jayne's going to stay with her sister while I do the work.

Yesterday we were at the Rose and Crown , Zouch on the River Soar for a committee meeting of the R.B.O.A. which lasted until 3 pm.

The Willow logs that we picked up last October have dried out and are burning well, something very satisfying about heating the boat with free fuel, apart from half pint of petrol in the chainsaw that is.

2 comments:

Captain Ahab said...

Ray
Did you ever come across DMNS? Dennis's Minature New St? The guy has used his whole garden in Sutton Coldfield for his railway layout and opened to the public every September.
Andy

Travelling in No Direction said...

Yes Captain, his name was Don Jones and he lived in Douglas Road Sutton Coldfield, I have just googled him and found that he sadly passed away early in 2009.

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&p=587504

We used to live in Four Oaks so we always tried to fit in a visit, I remember part of his Bay Window opened up as a ticket office, brilliant.