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.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Moored Outside A Pub.

Wednesday 25th July 2012.
Stoke Hammond to The Globe Inn.
3.25 Miles 3 Locks.

First job today was the short cycle ride to Stoke Hammond Post Office, fortunately the power was back on and I was able to send the recorded letter.

We stopped at the water point at the bottom of the three Soulbury Locks (amond 3 to the old boatmen), the locks will raise us just over 20 feet to the next pound, the water point here is one of the better ones, clean with trimmed grass and exellent pressure, topped up the tank in next to no time.

A fine example.

Water tank full, waiting for the lock gates to open.

We had no less than three volunteer lockies on the locks today and they were very good, opening the paddles slowly and evenly so as not to bang the boat around, always a problem with one boat in a double lock.

A lockie on each lock beam.

We all have to stay cool in this heat.

We arrived at The Globe Inn Linslade and luckily dropped straight into a mooring space, we'll probably stay here until Friday morning as we're shaded from the afternoon sun by trees on the opposite bank.

Moored outside the Gobe Inn, might pop in later !!

The boat moored behind us is the Cookie Boat, it's a scorching hot day, Will and Michelle are inside the boat with the oven going full blast cooking ready for the weekend, they really do earn their money.


Adam said...

The Globe was closed with extensive refurbishmen going on when we last we went past a couple of months ago. It would be interesting to see what it's like now.

No Direction said...

Never been in before Adam so can't really say. They were certainly doing a roaring trade all day Wednesday with most of the outside tables taken.