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, 11 June 2012

Stoke Bruerne Gala.

Saturday/Sunday 9th and 10th June 2012.

Saturday was very windy with a couple of light showers mid-morning but after that it was OK, plenty of people around as always at Stoke Bruerne, both trip boats were running continually, the small one, Charlie goes into Blisworth tunnel a few yards to give the passengers a taste of what it's like and then reverses back out, turns and returns, the bigger boat, Indian Chief runs trips right through the tunnel and back.

The weather forecast for Sunday had improved so we had another good day.

Competitors receive final instructions for the Sunday morning scooter sprint (12 Volt Class)  on the left is Geraldine from The Cheese Boat and on the right is Jayne.

At lunch time Steam Boat President towing Kildare arrived and moored up, they're on their way back from taking part in the Queen's Jubilee Pageant last weekend, they're staying here tonight and moving off at 6.30 on Monday morning.

President and Kildare breasted up (tied side by side) pick there way through the moored boats after leaving the top lock.

At 3.30 the Pirates invaded which involved a lot of smoke flares, bangs and shouting with a fiddle player half way up the tower.

Sundays Pirate attack.

Monday we hope to move up the 2 locks and moor by the Museum although rain is forecast if it's heavy we'll be staying where we are.

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