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.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Alvecote Day 2.

Sunday 6th August 2012.
Kings Bromley Marina.

In the car again this morning back to Alvecote for day 2, weather was much better and a lot more visitors to the site.

View from the Pub balcony, there were almost as many old boats
at this event as there were at the Braunston event in June. 
Friends of Raymond set up shop raisings funds to keep
the boats going.
The parade of boats was lead by this inflatable complete with
flashing orange beacon on the front, maybe we'll all be required
 to employ an escort boat in years to come.
And the band played on, this time from the balcony, the one
on the left is the multi-talented Steve Evans, besides singing
 and playing bass  he's also an excellent sign writer who
did the signwriting on our boat.
 A lot of the boats will be leaving the event on Monday including Nutfield and Raymond, I had originally planned to drive over and help get them up the 11 Atherstone locks but looking at the crewing list for Monday they should be ok without me.
We'll now start to restock the cupboards and freezer on No Direction ready for our next journey, the school holidays have almost finished so Wednesday will see us off up towards Great Hayward, we have 2 weeks to get to Windmill End Netherton so this part of the trip will be at a leisurely pace.

1 comment:

Halfie said...

Have just seen Raymond and Nutfield tied up outside the Greyhound at Sutton Stop. We're there too, just on the Coventry Canal.