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, 23 June 2011

Back at Base

Tuesday/Wednesday, 21/22nd June 2011.
Braunston to Kings Bromley.
53 Miles, 20 Locks.

After a couple of long days we are back on our berth at Kings Bromley Marina, this is a week sooner than planned but we need the extra time to sort a few things out.

The journey back was good, going down Atherstone locks this morning was easy as we met lots of boats coming up on their way to Braunston, we were at lock 7 before we had to close any of the bottom gates.

At Hopwas I spotted nb Piston Broke but no one was onboard, as we rounded a bend I spotted 2 people walking on the towpath who looked vaguely like the pictures on there blog and when challenged they quickly confessed to being Lynne and Paul, nice to speak to them even if it was a quickie. 

As we turned left at Fradley Junction we were invited for a pint in the Swan with Deb and Tony who also moor at Kings Bromley but we declined, they had been for a meal but Tony's steak was so poor he got his money back, they walked up and helped with Middle lock and Shadehouse lock.

Tony lifts a paddle at Shadehouse lock.

We are now in the Marina for 2 weeks before we set off again this time to Alvecote Marina for the Summer Fair and Boat Gathering where we will be representing the RBOA and hopefully having a good time.

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