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, 3 April 2012

Back At Base

Tuesday 3rd April 2012.

Yesterday we came out of Shobnall drydock and travelled back to Kings Bromley Marina,  as I wrote in a previous blog our outward journey last Thursday was smooth and fairly rapid, however yesterdays trip was just the opposite, lots more boats about.

Company at Alrewas lock.

At Fradley we waited 30 minutes behind an couple in a old Springer boat as they slowly went through Junction lock, first they dropped the end of a rope overboard and spent ages getting it back, then the engine stopped and that required the lifting of the deck to get at the starter switch.

The normal Fradley chaos made worst by people mooring on the lock moorings.

On the plus side the new Crowther propeller is performing well with no noise and a decrease of 100 rpm when cruising.

Early start for us tomorrow as I have the get my mother to Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital for 7.15am  she's in to have a knee replacement which be done tomorrow, and will then be kept in over the weekend.

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