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, 8 July 2012

We Have a Dry Day, Almost.

Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th July 2012.Kings Bromley to Atherstone Bottom Lock. 
22 Miles 5 Locks.

Saturday turned out to be a good boating day, we had a couple of very short showers, so short that by the time we had put coats on the rain had stopped, reading Pete and Dave's blog we were very lucky, they're battling floods on the River Avon.
Passing Polesworth we could see the River Anker had burst its banks and flooded the fields, the surrounding houses looked OK though being built on higher ground.
We were intending to moor at the bottom of Atherstone locks but stopped about 40 minutes before by bridge 50, good moorings here with steel armco, fairly deep water and no roads.

Sunday morning we decided to stay on the mooring until Monday as the forecast was for rain, but at 1.30 this afternoon the sky was blue and we hadn't had any rain so we moved up to Atherstone bottom lock stopping at Bradley Green Services on the way, while at the services in a matter of minutes the clouds arrived and so did the rain, but again just short but very heavy showers. 

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