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, 16 August 2011

Diesel Prices and Mooring Rings

Monday, 15th August 2011
Wheaton Aston to Market Drayton.
18.5 Miles, 5 Locks.

We didn't go for Sunday lunch at the Hartley Arms after all, Jayne knocked up a Quorn Shepherd's Pie instead.

Monday morning we shuffled across the Canal to the jetty at Turners Garage and filled both fuel tanks, Red Diesel, base price 71.9p a Litre, off we go and we pass Norbury Wharf, Red Diesel at 70.9 a Litre, it's usually the other way round Turners are normally 1p cheaper.

We had an isolated trip with no sight of a boat going our way, in front or behind us, we arrived at Tyrley locks dumped a bag of rubbish in the bins then went down the locks, we are now moored on Market Drayton Visitor moorings, yes that's right ,the place  where the mooring rings are spaced so that if you tie the front of the boat up to a ring their isn't another anywhere near the rear of the boat so you end up hammering a mooring pin in, Grrrrrr.

All boaters know this building but for the others, The former Cadbuys Wharf at Knighton

The locks on this Canal seem to have Cills that come a longway out from the gate, need to take care with a 70ft boat.

Cattle lying down can tell you a lot about tomorrows weather, so I've heard.

In the morning I will get Jayne's scooter out as we are going shopping, as an incentive for good behaviour I have been promised breakfast at Morrisons.

1 comment:

Eugene Lumanlan said...

a lot of people using red diesel its because it's more cheaper compared to other fuels. red diesel