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, 7 April 2011

Ready for Blacking

Thursday, 7th April 2011
Kings Bromley Marina to Shobnall
11.5 Miles  13 Locks.  ( Note to Starcross, 11.5 metric, miles imperial, can't get away from it.)

Today we travelled from Kings Bromley to Shobnall and are now moored outside Shobnall Marina ready for the call tomorrow at around 9.15 to maneuver into the dock.  Leaving Kings Bromley just before 8 o'clock this morning we had a good run with no hold up at any of the Locks, there was a queue at Branston Lock but they were all going the other way, mostly hire boats which had left Mercia Marina this morning. 

Jayne is being picked up by her sister at 10 o'clock on Friday leaving me to get on with it, the first thing to happen when the dock is pumped dry will be the scraping and pressure washing of the hull by the Shobnall staff,  this should have dried off after lunch so I can get the first coat on, hopefully with warm weather forecast it will dry fairly quickly so I can get  extra coats on.

Important date coming up, on Tuesday next week, it will be 50 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, as a 9 year old schoolboy at the time I found it exciting stuff.

This is also worth a look,

His childhood in Russia which included the German occupation and Mr Stalin wasn't that good.

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