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, 22 September 2011

Off Again

Wednesday/Thursday, 21/22nd September, 2011.
Kings Bromley Marina to Nuneaton..
27.25 Miles, 16 Locks.


We left later than planned on Wednesday, found a queue at Woodend Lock, our first of the day but at the next lock the queue had disappeared, it's just a very slow lock, we stopped for the night at Fazeley after a day battling the strong wind.


We had an early start today and got to Atherstone bottom lock at 10.45, no queue, we had a steady climb up the flight meeting a few boats coming down, we used the side pound at lock 6, the only one that works, a boat pulled out from a mooring in front of us as we approached lock 5 so that slowed us a bit but we still cleared the 11 locks in 2 hours 20 minutes.
We used to think the Atherstone locks were a pain but we've now done them so many times we quite like them.

Along the visitor moorings above the locks stands this sign.

A local walking their dog said that they have never seen a British Waterways boat moored there and they think  that it is the person who owns the house who has put it there to deter boats from mooring at the bottom of there garden, if they have, it certainly looks like the real thing.

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