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.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Stopped For The Weekend.

Friday 1st June 2012.
Buckby to Nether Heyford
6.25 Miles, 7 very heavy locks.

The British Waterways man arrived at 9 o'clock this morning and un-padlocked Buckby top lock, then disappeared and left it to the Volunteer Lock Keeper to sort all the boats out, apparently volunteer lockie's are allowed to organise and operate the lock's throughout the day but are not allowed keys or padlocks !

We went down with another boat who's crew were as slow as us so it worked well, once we cleared the bottom lock we stopped for lunch opposite Whilton Marina.

Next stop was Rugby Boats at Stowehill Wharf to top up the main Diesel tank, we had plenty but prefer to keep the level nearer the top of the tank than the bottom, besides it was quite cheap, 84p ( or was it 86p ) per litre.

View from our side hatch tonight.

We are now settled for the weekend opposite the Touring Caravan field at Nether Heyford, weather forecast doesn't look good but it is a bank holiday and, the Crick Boat Show both of which usually attract bad weather.

1 comment:

Adam said...

I don't know how we didn't see you on Thursday -- we came up Buckby locks in the morning, and when we got to Watford Locks the boat in front was Phil and his show boat.

Where you're moored opposite the caravan field is where we moored on Wednesday night!