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.

Friday, 19 August 2011

B.W. Checking Licenses.

Thursday 18th, August 2011.
Audlem Mill to Ravensmoor (well very close)
11.25 miles 11 locks.

We left our mooring at 9 this morning aiming to be at the bottom lock when the little shop opened, we were there but George wasn't, we hung around on the lock moorings for a while but no one showed up.

Someone's overslept.

At the first of the two Hack Green locks we meet a boat coming up, at the second there was a boat coming out of the lock but an impatient hire boat crew closed the gates and emptied the lock wasting the water.

We came up the Hurleston locks without problem, not all boats do, Pete and Dave on nb Hyskier got stuck in the second lock last year for 2 hours as their boat is a bit on the fat side.

Looking down the Hurleston Flight.

At the top lock the lock keeper came out with his note book and checked our Licence was valid so we shouldn't see to many un-licenced boats on the Llangollen, not like the Shropshire Union which seems to have plenty.

Tonight we are moored in a quiet spot 3 miles along the Canal from Hurleston Junction not a bad spot as we have good Internet, HD digital for the TV and phone signal.

Tonight at 6 o'clock we had a very heavy shower which lasted 45 minutes but the forecast is OK for tomorrow.

Do not disturb.

1 comment:

Pete and Dave said...

Hi Ray & Jane
Nice to hear you got up the Hurleston Locks OK. Hope you have a head for heights when you go over the aqueduct at Llangollen. Have a good trip.
Pete & Dave