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.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Locking With Badger.

Saturday 4th August 2012.
Norton Junction to Braunston.
4 Miles 6 Locks.

Not many boats around again this morning as we travelled towards Braunston Tunnel, a hireboat came out of the tunnel we just as we were entering and we met two more inside, the second, a hireboat had a chrome beer pump mounted in the front well deck dishing out pints to the crew.

Once out of the tunnel we tied up and waited for another boat to drop down the locks with, one turned up after half an hour, it was a small Springer named Badger, we shared all six locks with Badger and crew, the male half  locking and the lady steering, in the bottom lock we delayed emptying it while we bought cakes from the little shop, cakes safely on board we went down.
Again, plenty of mooring space at Braunston, not like it used to be a few years ago.  We had heavy rain showers again this afternoon, seems to be the pattern of the last few days, nice in the morning followed by heavy showers early afternoon then fine again.

No pictures today so here's one from yesterday taken when we stopped at Weedon for breakfast, if you look carefully you can see a rope from the top of the boat to a tree.

Fortunately they eventually removed it.

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