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.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Out Of Braunston.

Saturday/Sunday 14/15th July 2012.
Braunston to Long Buckby, 4.5 Miles, 7 Locks.

This weekend it's been spot a blogger, Saturday afternoon Sue and Vic ( forgot to take a piccy, doh ) came past glad to be back on the canals after an enforced stay on the River Nene caused by the floods. At dusk a boat went past, Jayne said "Their travelling late", it turned out to be Halfie and family on their way to Milton Keynes, reading Halfie's blog it seems they had slight difficulty finding a mooring for the night possibly because the 48 hour only rule which applies to the moorings opposite the pub at Braunston doesn't seem to be being enforced this summer as there were five boats on these moorings when we arrived on Friday morning which were still there when we left this morning. And then Sunday morning while we were filling with water Herbie went past heading for the locks.

When we arrived at the bottom lock we were third in the queue, while waiting, a Family in a Glass Fibre Cabin Cruiser tied up behind and, after agreeing a method of sharing the locks with a 22 ton narrowboat we went up the flight together without any problems.

Chris waiting for us to enter the lock, he came in afterwards
and left the lock first.

After clearing the sixth and final lock we moored up for a late breakfast before going through Braunston Tunnel. We had planned to moor for the night between Norton junction and Buckby top lock but found all the space taken which wasn't surprising considering it was Sunday lunch time, by a good pub, but we were in luck, as we approached the lock, the gates opened and a hireboat went in closely followed by us, we only dropped down one lock, and are now moored mid-way between lock 7 and 8, another boat has moored behind and we have agreed to drop down the remaining 6 locks together in the morning, trouble is it's going to rain.

1 comment:

Chris Rowley said...

Nice picture, thanks for the mention