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, 12 July 2012

A Short Visit From Summer.

Wednesday/Thursday 11/12th July 2012.
Brinklow to Barby. 10.75 Miles, 3 Locks.

Wednesday. After leaving our mooring at All Oaks Wood we stopped in Rugby for shopping, when we were ready to move off the rain started so we delayed things for an hour until it had blown over.

At Hillmorton locks we were following Hotel Boat Duke towing their butty Duchess, the crew weren't very good at getting the pair through locks, one of the top locks was closed for maintenance, which didn't help and it also started to rain very heavily.

We had hoped to moor on the visitor moorings above the top lock, but no luck so we carried on and moored a mile past the M45 bridge.

Thursday. The weather today has been warm and sunny although its 3.30pm now and starting to cloud over. We've had a stationary day today, just cleaning the inside of the boat and a few other jobs, it's been nice to be able to have the side doors open and the cratch cover rolled up.

Tomorrow we hope to moor in Braunston as we have visitors Friday and Saturday.

Flowers are coming on ok despite being very wet.

Unusual object to find leaning up against a post by our mooring, it's the centre hub of a broken drive plate which fits between the engine and gearbox on most modern boats, it's covered in mud so may have been dredged up, if only it could talk, it would tell us about the abuse it suffered going forward - reverse - forward to quickly, about the person with oily hands who removed it and threw it away without any thanks for the years loyal service it had given, then, being rescued from the mud and allowed to rust away peacefully on the side of the Oxford Canal.

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