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, 22 July 2012

That's Better, A Bit Of Sun.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 20/21/22nd July 2012.Moored at Cosgrove.

We've been at Cosgrove for the Buckingham Canal Society Festival and the weather has behaved itself, both days have been very warm and dry, both days also saw plenty of visitors, especially Sunday.

As we are now the greatest cycling nation on earth thanks to Bradley Wiggins and Co, the first picture is of bikes for sale outside Cosgrove Park Caravan Site shop, for £99.99p there's a lot there, lights, front hub brake, carrier, stand however, they didn't look very strong or straight and had a nasty cheap Chinese look about them, can't really see Bradley on one, as with everything you get what you pay for.

Some of the long term mooring along the Canal look more like
 rubbish tips, but with a bit of effort they could look like this one,
neat grass and flower boxes.

This is the Milton Keynes play boat, don't go near it as it's
usually full of screaming kids.

All made with his chainsaw and he sold most of it.

The picture above is the Cookie Boat owned by Will and Michelle, they make and sell home made cookies, muffins, flapjacks as well as tea and coffee, they had a busy weekend as you can see, the cookie's are only one side of the business as they also trade as the Graphics Boat, producing stickers and labels, they've made us some stickers which we're pleased with and Piston Broke are also happy customers.

The Fudge boat had a good weekend as they left late Sunday afternoon
 to buy more sugar to make more Fudge for next weekend.

This picture (poor quality) shows three German visitors to the Festival experiencing the Boatmans cabin on Narrowboat Raymond, fortunately for them (and us) one of the volunteer helpers, Roger, he's the one on the left, spent fifteen years working in Germany and speaks fluent German although I think he may have struggled to find German words to describe the intricacies of a English wooden narrowboat.

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