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, 11 October 2011

We Need Rain.

Tuesday, 11th October, 2011.
Sutton Stop to Fazeley
21.5 Miles  13 Locks.

We left our overnight moorings at 7.00 this morning just as it was getting light, after 15 minutes a  Cyclist went past and shouted that a boat was blocking the canal ahead.

Just what we needed.

We nudged up to it, I held it while Jayne reversed, we couldn,t just push it as its stern was still tied to the jetty, we then got stuck on the mud, after a few blasts on the horn someone appeared from a house and between us we got it back into the side, next time I will select ramming speed and carry on.

We then had a clear run to Atherstone top lock and went down the flight in good time.  As we left the bottom lock we found the water level 12 inches down so we had a slow journey to Glascote Locks.

Who pulled the plug out ?

Along the way we past Pooley Hall, in 1989 I was cycling along the towpath here, looked up at the top of the building to see American soul singer Edwin Starr waving, he owned the place and I think he fancied himself as the local Squire.

Part of Pooley Hall.

We are now moored on the Visitor moorings at Fazeley opposite Peel Wharf, we won't be starting off so early tomorrow as we only have around a 5 hour journey back to the Marina.

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