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, 19 September 2012

Back on the Busy Bit.

Wednesday 19th September 2012.
Long Itchington to Flecknoe.
7 Miles and 13 Locks.

Why are there so few boats on the Grand Union Canal between Birmingham and Wigrams Turn ?. Today we came up the Stockton and Calcutt locks on our own and only met 4 boats coming towards us.

Bridge 24, in our guide book it's called "New Bridge"
it's in such a bad way it's being held up by steel bracing.
The Blue Lias pub, we'll check this one next year.
Stockton Locks, close together and easy to work.
We past the Narrowboat that sells and repairs 
 bicycle's, it doesn't appear to have a website.
Napton Reservoirs nice and full.
We turned left at Wigrams and headed towards Braunston although we're not intending to moor there until tomorrow, so we've stopped close to bridge 102.
We have though, found out where all the boats are, there all chugging up and down the Oxford Canal (the Grand Union bit) between Braunston and Wigrams, we've seen more boats moving in one afternoon than we've seen since leaving Birmingham.

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