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.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Back in Circulation.

Wednesday, 1st June 2011.
Crick Marina to Buckby Top Lock

Well that's the Crick show done, we are now back at the New Inn pub at the top of Buckby Locks, having cruised back yesterday, on reflection we should have waited until today, we would have avoided the 5 hour wait at Watford Locks.

The show went well for us and the RBOA with Jayne's organisation ensuring a smooth weekend

Jayne, in charge.

 It was nice to talk to other people who live on their boats and advise others who were considering moving onto the water to think long and hard about it, we love it, but know people who have spent a lot of money and not lasted one winter. 

We also took the opportunity to buy a few things for No Direction as most retailers were offering "show discounts",  first was Bedazzled for LED bulbs to replace our power hungry Halogen ones. Next was Travelsat for a Satelite Dish, we've had a cheap one for the last 4 years, the one that Travelsat supply is a much sturdier device with a strong magnetic mount.  

We were fortunate to get a berth in Crick Marina, if we had used official visitor moorings it would have involved a journey over the temparary canal bridge to get to the show site, something that Jayne would not have managed, so thanks to Gary the Crick Harbour Master and staff for finding us a space.

I think that we also should mention that the "Official Visitor Moorings", which were only along the Towpath and some would have needed a boarding plank to use were priced at £90 for the 3 days of the show, and that didn't include access to the show site !!!

Steamer President tows Butty Kildare out of the Marina.

We followed Steam Narrowboat President and the Butty Kildare out of the Marina, we moored up before Crick Tunnel to do a bit of shopping and to let the smoke clear, it's difficult enough to see in tunnels but with all that smoke impossible.
President and Kildare are owned and run by the Black Country Living Museum and will be at the Braunston Historic Boat Rally later this month.

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