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.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

At Braunston

Monday, 20th June 2011
Oxford Canal to Braunston
5 Miles no Locks.

The rain came on Saturday, showers at first then heavy, so we had a very quiet weekend and kept dry which was the plan.

Jayne turned on the Computer while we were eating breakfast and found that a "Trojan" had got into our laptop blocking access to the Internet, a call to Boldmere Computers in Sutton Coldfield where we have our service contract and we were told that we needed to take it in for it to be fixed, however as I was fiddling with it this afternoon, bingo, all's well again, apparently our virus protection has eaten it !!!

A couple of miles this morning to a point where we could wind (turn around) and then it was Braunston where we arrived at around 11 o'clock, we are moored just before the A45 road bridge on the 48 hour moorings.

Jayne went over to the Boathouse pub at lunchtime where she had arranged to meet a couple of friends she hadn't seen for ages, while she was away the British Waterway Mooring Officer George Dickinson was going along the 48 hour moorings reminding people not to overstay, one boater thought he was above the rules, I could hear him shouting at George and I was 100 yards away, he told George that by enforcing the 48 hour moorings British Waterways were infringing on his civil liberties, pretty unbelievable but it happened.


As it turned out something has cropped up, well several things really and we need to be back at the Marina sooner than we had anticipated so the decision was made to give the Braunston weekend a miss, we are now on our way back to Kings Bromley.

We passed the new Barby Moorings today, it was originally going to open last year !!

8.35 pm we have just had a call from our Daughter, sat in a traffic jam queuing to get into Glastonbury, she only had to ask and we would have loaned her our Helicopter.

1 comment:

nb piston broke said...

Nice to speak to you today al be it for such a short time. Hope our paths meet again when we can have a proper chat. Regards Lynne