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, 6 August 2012

Annoying People

Sunday/Monday 5/6th August 2012.
Braunston to Brinklow.
15 Miles 3 Locks.

Sitting down to watch the games Saturday night we could hear a boat over on the pub mooring's with it's engine running, no problem it was only 7 o'clock, at 8.15 it was switched off, peace.

At 10.15pm it started again, it was an old boat with a noisy engine, at 11.25pm it was switched off again.

Sunday morning I called across to one of the crew and asked if it was their engine that was running last night, yes came the reply, I then asked if he was aware that 8pm was the limit, yes he did know and apologised but had a flat battery due to a fault which had now been fixed, so it won't be running tonight then I asked, no came the reply, and I'm pleased to say that it didn't.

While on the subject of noise, the boat in the picture is called "That 70s Boat" it's usually  somewhere on the North Oxford Canal, the sign mounted on the back (which I failed to capture) reads "Noisy generator run till late at night".

Monday we got going at 7 o'clock, weather was cold but dry, rain was forecast for later as we started our journey along the North Oxford Canal, anyone who uses the North Oxford cannot fail to have noticed the state of bridge 80, it's defying gravity by staying up, at long last it's being repaired along with bridge 79 which is also in a poor state, today lorries were on site dropping off materials ready to start the job, it should be finished sometime in October.

Poor picture as I only had my phone with me.

We moored up about 2 o'clock just in time to avoid a heavy shower, tomorrow we're heading for On Board Energy at Spingwood Haven, Nuneaton to have a chat with Kevin the Victron expert about an intermittent glitch with one of the inverters.

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