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, 30 November 2011

We've Been Busy.

Wednesday, 30th, November, 2011.

Our mooring at Kings Bromley Marina is known as an end mooring, this simply means although we have a boat moored on one side of us on the other side we have a clear view.  We look out onto a grassy area with a picnic bench, bird table and small trees, over the years the brambles had grown thick and were covering one of the trees so yesterday Jayne and I set to with secateurs and removed the brambles, it was then that we found the tree had rotted through at ground level and it was only the brambles that was holding it up, so as well as removing four garden truck loads of brambles we also removed a small tree.

Before we started.

And after.

Today we drove over to Shrewsbury to visit my Mother and take her shopping, as the route takes us along the A5 we made a small detour to Wheaton Aston and filled two Jerry cans with Red Diesel at Turners Garage, the price was 76p Ltr.

The Christmas decorations are starting to go up around the Marina with one boat having had lights on the roof since the middle of November, that's way to early for us, ours will go up a week or so before the 25th.

Got to go now as Frozen Planet is on at 9 o'clock, it's what High Definition T.V. was invented for.

Monday, 21 November 2011


Monday, 21, November, 2011.

No, not human visitors, I don't encourage those as they eat all the biscuits, these visitors were covered in feathers.

First we have a Muscovy Duck which has moved onto the Marina, we think it may have been a pet that made a bid for freedom as it's quite happy to have it's back stroked and eat from a handheld bowl.

Then we had a Kingfisher arrive and spend 3 or 4 minutes perched on a tree next to our mooring before zipping off on another fishing trip.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Time For Another Blog.

Wednesday, 16th November, 2011.

Time goes by so quickly, we've had a letter from British Waterways reminding us that No Direction will need a B.S.S. inspection next February as it will be four years old, that four years certainly whizzed by.

Out cycling yesterday down past Fradley, very quiet as two of the Fradley locks are closed for maintenance, the work appears to be being carried out by British Waterways staff rather than contractors.

Middle Lock, Fradley.

And Shadehouse Lock.

We have been given access to a small coppice with plenty of fallen tree's, it's about 12 miles away and two visits with Chainsaw and car has filled our shed at Kings Bromley Marina with wood that is almost ready to burn.