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, 6 October 2011

Back At Braunston.

Wednesday, 5th, October, 2011.
Long Buckby to Braunston.
4.5 Miles 6 Locks.


Not many boats travelling in our direction today as we headed for Braunston, we arrived at Braunston top lock and found 3 boats coming up in the same lock (2 were very short), after they came out we went in and waited for another boat as requested by British waterways to save water although we new nothing was behind as we would have seen their light in the tunnel.

We had only been in the lock 5 minutes when 2 more boats wanted to come up so they emptied the lock with us in it so no water wasted there and it was the same at the next 3 with boats coming up, at lock 2 the Volunteer Look Keeper opened the gate for us, he knew there were no boats following so locked us down on our own, same at Lock 1, as usual we had to buy an Organic loaf from the small shop by the lock.

We are now moored outside the Boathouse pub until Monday as from the 1st of October the moorings here change from 48 hours to 14 days.

The wind is really blowing now although it is still warm in the sheltered spots.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

I saw you today whilst reading the nb Tranquility blog... http://travelsontranquility.blogspot.com/2011/10/quiet-day-non-eventful-and-normal.html
Kevin