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, 7 June 2011

At Stoke Bruerne

Tuesday, 7th June 2011.
Nether Heyford to Stoke Bruerne.
10.25 Miles, 1 Very wet Tunnel, 2 Locks.

We left our weekend mooring at about 10 o'clock, the sun was out but the wind was cold, the sky started to darken and by the time we had tied up a Gayton Junction service block it was raining so we got wet emptying and filling the various tanks, it's the first time this year we've been caught in a heavy shower so we aren't doing to bad, another boat moored along side at the service block and said the sun's out at the other end of the Tunnel, 20 minutes later we entered Blisworth Tunnel and it was very wet, with water cascading down the ventilation shafts.

The other boater was right it was sunny when we came out of the Tunnel.

Moored in the"Long Pound" the towpath is just the right height.

Kettles on.

Lots of Historic boats already moored between the Tunnel and the Museum, the modern boats have to drop down 2 locks and moor in what is known as the long pound, so that's where we are, 1 boats length from Nutfield and Raymond. who will move up to the Gala site on Thursday or Friday.

Nutfield and Raymond, ready for the Gala weekend.

Historic Working Boat Corona has had a re-paint and is now loaded with coal since we last saw it.

A bit of bad news, I have just found out (but it could be old news) that Tia the Narrowboat that used to travel the canals selling Ecover and other environmentally friendly washing products is no longer in business.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Do you need us to stock up from Homebase for you? X