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, 26 September 2012

A Difficult Erection.

Wednesday 26th September 2012
Moored at Stoke Bruerne.

Five blokes trying to erect a 40ft x 20ft Marquee in the dark, and yes, I was one of them.

In response to an Email from the organisers of this weekends Village at War event we all gathered on the Museum green in the rain at 5.30 this afternoon, actually there were two of us, eventually we  grew to be five, still no where near enough to get this monster tent up.

We laid it all out on the grass and all pulled on the ropes to bring the uprights from horizontal to vertical, all going well but we couldn't hold it and down it went.

We laid it all out again and asked three people off a hireboat who I think were on their way to the pub if they could give a hand, two of them were willing but the third said he had a bad back, so with seven of us we just about managed to get it up and hammer in enough pegs for the guy ropes to keep it up.

By now it was dark so the headlights from a pick up truck was used to light the area, we could now get enough done so it could be left and finished off tomorrow.

It doesn't look that big in the picture but the top is 12 feet high,
we're fitting the sides tomorrow, in the daylight.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Hahaha, that title should bring a lot of visitors! :-)

Good 'ol hireboaters eh? They are not all bad!