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.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Mr Toad's in a Hurry.

Monday/Tuesday 9th/10th July 2012.
Atherstone Bottom Lock to Brinklow.
21 Miles, 12 Locks.

Monday, we set off up the Atherstone lock flight, we found some of the pounds very low, word from boaters coming down the flight varied from gates left open to vandals opening paddles to British Waterways fixing a lock, whatever the cause was we got to the top ok and stopped for a late Breakfast on the visitor moorings.

We intended to moor up out in the sticks between Nuneaton and Bedworth but found our usual spot occupied so carried on to Sutton Stop for the night.

Tuesdays weather forecast was for heavy rain but by 11 o'clock there was no sign of it  so we decided to move on, we are now on the visitor moorings at All Oaks Wood, Brinklow arriving at 2.30 having had a fairly dry journey.

At lunch time today a little Sea Otter boat came up behind us very quickly, it was obvious that the steerer would like to come past, I immediately thought of Mr Toad of Wind In The Willows fame, I slowed to tick over and moved out of his way, As he came past Jayne appeared with a plate of sandwiches for lunch, Mr Toad spotted them and shouted across that he had been looking for somewhere to moor so that he could have his lunch and then disappeared off into the distance and we never saw him again.

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