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, 20 July 2012

At Cosgrove.

Wed/Thurs,18/19th July 2012.
Stoke Bruerne to Cosgrove.
7 Miles, 8 Locks.

Wednesday was spent moored at Stoke Bruerne dodging the showers, not just ordinary showers these were like a huge power shower being turned on and off.

We went to the Navigation for a meal early evening, dry when we went, tremendous rain whilst eating, and managed to get back to the boat during another dry period before more rain.

The weather on Thursday was much better as we decended the Stoke Bruere Locks. stopping for water at the bottom of the flight we saw what a mess the heavy rain had caused, stones and dirt washed down onto the landing and deep puddles on the path.

Stoke Bruerne Services.
The further south you go the more unusual the boats.

I never miss an opportunity to remind Jayne of her maiden name "Bull".

Approaching Cosgrove, the ornate Soloman's Bridge,
soon to disappear behind overhanging trees.

We are now moored between the Lock and the Iron Trunk Aqueduct, on Sunday there's supposed to be an event organised by The Canal and River Trust  to celebrate the Aqueduct being refurbished but I cannot find anything on their website.

1 comment:

Adam said...

I think the main event is the canal festival organised by the Buckingham Canal Society, and the celebration of the aqueduct is just piggy-backing on it.