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.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Back at Base.

Monday, 18th June 2012
Fazeley to Kings Bromley
13.25 Miles, 3 Locks.

After the early starts of the last 2 days we had a late one today, at 9.30 we were ready to go.

British Waterways building at Fazeley, it's been painted but I doubt they used volunteers.

Scorpio left Fazeley Wharf this morning on it's way to a festival,
the crew did tell me which one but I've forgotten, it wasn't

We past the new Marina at Streethay, the opening  "has had to be put back from August 1st 2012 to the spring of 2013. This unwelcome delay has been caused by some construction issues mainly involved with the connection of vital services to the marina" Quote from the latest news letter.

Today they were building the entrance, there were a couple of
mechanical diggers and dumper trucks working on site. As the entrance
is on the towpath side of the canal a bridge is required.

Shortly after we past  bloggers Lynne and Paul on Piston Broke and stopped for a quick chat, it also allowed a couple of boats to pass that had been following us, I hate being followed.

We had to squeeze past a fallen tree just before bridge 91, there was enough room but we were scraping to bottom due to being close to the edge.

This tree was down when we came past 3 weeks ago, I've Emailed
a picture of the situation to British Waterways at Fazeley.

At Fradley we stopped on the waterpoint to unload Jayne's scooter so she could zip up to the locks, coming through the swing bridge was another blogger, Chertsey and crew, no doubt on their way to the Braunston Boat Rally. 

Volunteer lock keepers at the Fradley locks and everything running smoothly.

You work the locks and I'll steer the boat, suit's me.

So were back in the confines of the Marina for about 3 weeks then off again, next blog will be about some crook trying to get hold of our bank and credit card details.

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