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.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Back To Reality

Monday/Tuesday, 3rd/4th October 2011.
Stoke Bruerne to Long Buckby.
16.5 Miles 9 Locks.

Monday we moved up the 2 Stoke Bruerne locks and moored just past the Museum, Jayne had the washing machine on twice and we enjoyed the last of the warm weather.

Tuesday we needed fleeces on as we were back to October temperatures, I set off just as it was getting light while Jayne was still in bed, I enjoy going through Blisworth Tunnel early as all the smoke and fumes from the previous day have been blown away.

The Blacksmiths, in early light.

Original brick lining inside Blisworth Tunnel.

And the new precast concrete middle section.

After stopping at the services at Gayton Junction and later at Rugby Boats for Diesel we arrived at Buckby bottom lock and found a Willow Wren hireboat waiting for a second boat to share to flight with so we went all the way up with an Australian family, they carried on to Braunston and we moored up on the visitor moorings just past the New Inn pub, which is where we went tonight.

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