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.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Watching The Olympics.

Tuesday 7th August 2012.
Brinklow to Fazeley.
29.5 Miles 14 Locks.

No not the Olympics in London but the Nuneaton ones. Moored opposite Springwood Haven on the Coventry Canal Tuesday evening we were privileged to have grandstand seat.

First up was the shooting, we could hear the crack of air guns in the wood close by as the local militia took aim at anything they fancied, I thought it unwise to actually go and see what the target was, if you know what I mean.

Next came the Canoeing, not slalom or white water, this event was all about speed, 3 times the canal limit I would estimate as they hurtled past, extra points were awarded to those managing to flick a paddle full of water through open side doors of the moored boats.

Dressage next as 3 horses, along with their riders trotted past along the towpath and very good they were too, almost in step.

But the next event was new to me and one you won't see at the London Olympics, yes that Nuneaton speciality, towpath motorcycling, it must have been a sprint event as they only came past twice, the larger competitors at the controls with younger ones perched on the petrol tanks. 

No cycling events though, but with all the other stuff going on I'm not surprised, they would probably end up in the canal.

Nuneaton don't you just love it.

We're now moored at boring old Fazeley, I have only ever seen one motorcycle on the towpath here in the last 8 years and never a horse, what is wrong with the yoofs of Fazeley ?

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