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.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Getting Wet.

Saturday/Sunday, 16th/17th June 2012.
Sat 26.75 Miles, 4 Locks.
Sun 18 Miles, 13 Locks.

Saturday we left Braunston to start our journey back to Kings Bromley, we have a few things going on over the next 3 weeks which require the use of the car.

Weather was cloudy but dry in the morning, all 6 locks were open at Hillmorton with a volunteer lock keeper and a British waterways one, both very good.

Hillmorton twinned locks, all open on Saturday.

The rain held off until 1 o'clock but then it came down heavy all afternoon, we stopped for the night at a quiet spot we use between Bedworth and Nuneaton, Saturday night was very windy.

There was a steamboat rally in Coventry on Saturday, and another at
Sutton Stop on Sunday, these 3 were outside The Greyhound pub Saturday.

Sunday I was up early and set off at 6 o'clock, no rain but it was cold, we arrived at Atherstone locks and flew down the first 5 before catching up with a hireboat which slowed us, at the bottom we moored up for a late breakfast, leaving the bottom lock we left the gates open for nb Jennyanydots, we recognised the boat as they moor at Kings Bromley, they also said "we read your blog", ( I immediately apologised for the content and quality)

Jennyanydots in the lock just as the rain started.

We were planning to get to Hopwas today and eat in the Red Lion but decided Fazeley was far enough, so thats where we are tonight.

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