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, 11 August 2011

On the Move

Wednesday, 10th, August 2011
Kings Bromley to Half Mile Before Deptmore Lock.
15.5 Miles, 3 Locks. 

Left the Marina at 7.45 today,  from Handsacre we were being followed by a boat that didn't appear to be slowing down when passing moored boats so was slowly gaining on us, we arrived at Armitage tunnel and had to wait as a boat was coming through, the following boat came up close and asked a dumb question " are you waiting to go through".

We stopped for a break at Wolseley Bridge visitor moorings, only for 20 minutes to have a cuppa and toast, we had moored just in front of a unlicenced fibre glass crusier, we soon had a tap on the boat, it was the owner of a moored Narrowboat we had passed, he noticed us mooring up, he warned us that the occupier (note I didn't say owner) of the Crusier was allegedly a know thief and if you stay here tonight you will probably loose something.

Allegedly Dodgy Bloke.

The boater who warned us didn't expect any problems due to the huge Dribbling Rottweiler sat on his boat.

While we were having our break five boats went passed all heading the same way as us so we expected a queue at Colwich lock and we weren't disappointed, only 50 minutes delay, next lock, no queue, same at Tixall lock.

Weather has been poor today, cloudy, heavy rain showers and windy, we've moored just passed Stafford Boat Club south of bridge 96,  Living in Sanity Again is moored on the Private club moorings, very nice, it's obviously not run by the IWA (in joke).

We've just watched Timothy Spall : All at Sea on BBC4, a journey around the coast of Britain in a Dutch Barge, tonight they battled the Irish sea, next episode they get to Liverpool.

Rain has been constant tonight, hope the weather picks up tomorrow we have 11 locks to do
Unusual boat for the Canal spotted today

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