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, 31 May 2012

Still Around Braunston.

Mon 28th, Tues 29th, Wed 30th May 2012.
Brinklow to Braunston.
15 Miles, 3 Locks.

Monday we cruised from Brinklow to Braunston, there was a volunteer lock keeper on Hillmorton top lock, just as we were about to leave the lock a lady arrived from a boat waiting to go down hill, saw the lockie and asked if there would be a lock keeper on all the locks, she looked disappointed when the answer was no.

We moored just past the Boathouse pub at about 2 o'clock, there was plenty of space, by 5 o'clock the smell of food wafting across got the better of us so went over for a meal, 2 for 1, as long as you stay away from the starters and puds you get a good cheap meal.

Tuesday we had visitors and ended up in the Boathouse again followed by a walk around Braunston Marina.

Today (Wednesday) we moved a short distance and moored on what local boaters call the smelly mooring,  the one between the bridge 91 and the water point/ Elsan disposal although no smells today.

Dark clouds rolled towards us this afternoon and we expected a good thunder storm to clear the air but it never arrived, at 6 tonight we had short sharp showers but nothing heavy then at 8 it really came down and the Internet signal disappeared.

Tomorrow we move up the Braunston locks (open at 9 am) through the tunnel and hopefully moor above the Buckby flight.

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