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.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Up the Hill

Saturday 26th May 2012.
Bottom of Atherstone Locks to the Top.
2 Miles, 11 Locks.

We had a plan today which went slightly wrong but ended up OK.

I was up at 6 and Jayne at 6.30, plan was get up the locks before it got hot, moor on the visitor moorings at the top and go shopping at the Co-op.

All going well through the first 6 locks, as we were approaching number 5 a boat pulled out in front of us heading the same way, at the lock we saw that he was a single hander (someone boating on their own) most single handers I've seen are very organised at locks, you have to be if you're on your own, but unfortunately this boater was just the opposite, after watching and trying to help him we gave up, reversed back to the short visitor moorings almost under the A5 road bridge then went and did our shop, when we got back we had breakfast and then set off to do the remaining 5 locks.

We got to the visitor moorings at about 11.15, found a spot and that's where we're staying, keeping out the sun.

No Direction with the rear hood up, moored behind is nb Wasp owned by Beryl McDowall, general secretary of the RBOA, behind Wasp is nb Brandywine owned by Joan and Ivor Caplan, Ivor is one of the four boaters representatives on the Canal and River Trust.

Wasp and Brandywine are heading to the Crick Boat Show

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