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, 28 July 2011

Costa Del Shobnall

Thursday, July 28th July.
Moored at Shobnall.

The passing place system we mentioned in the last blog seems to be working as boat traffic through the Festival site is flowing smoothly.

And they mean it.

A boat comes through.

Things get a bit tight by the footbridge as an Historic boat towing a butty come through

The weather has been very warm today, a bit to warm for me, we set up the RBOA stand this afternoon in the Premier Marquee when Vice Chairman Rex Walden arrived with his car loaded with boxes.

RBOA stand, ready for the show opening at noon on Friday.

An amusing article from the "Shobnall Shoveler",  the Festival news letter which is produced every day.    The organisers mark the moorings with white marker paint on the grass between the towpath and canal, they were all finished at midday on Wednesday when a British Waterways contractor turns up and starts mowing the grass, removing the markings, he was spoken to and told to go away.

Now for a few pictures from around the Festival site.

The device in this picture is a special type of plough (my description) when lowered behind the mini tractor it cuts and lifts just enough turf to bury a cable or water pipe.

Garden sheds for Lottery winners. (or MP's)

Midland Chandlers offering 15% discount which brings their prices down to everyone elses level.

Steamer President & Butty Kildare arrived today.

Generator was playing up tonight, it cut out after running for 2 minutes, it will get spoken to in the morning,  as is normal at the Festival, boats can only run engines/generators for battery charging between 8.30 and 10.00 am and 6.00 to 7.30 pm. everbody sticks to it as well.

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