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, 24 September 2012

Getting Wet.

Sunday/Monday 23/24th September 2012.
Buckby to Stoke Bruerne.
16 Miles and 6 Locks.

Originally we planned to arrive at Stoke Bruerne on Monday or Tuesday but after seeing the weather forecast decided to get going on Sunday morning and keep going all the way.
It stayed dry for the six locks but started to rain shortly after we passed Weedon and continued for the rest of the day, through Sunday night and only stopped around 3 o'clock today.

We past Rugby Boats at Stowe Hill, our second favourite diesel
supplier after Turners at Wheaton Aston, we'll fill up on our return.

We emerged from Blisworth Tunnel, turned at the winding hole and reversed back to a spot which I had previously calculated we could get a dish signal through a gap in the trees, the thought nightmare of living with Jayne for a week with no tele would be unbearable.

Normally none Historic Narrowboats attending the Village at War event are asked to moor below the second lock, however this is to far for Jayne to walk so she uses her electric scooter and in the past has had difficulty getting up the ramp by the lock due to the raised bricks which were originally to help horses get grip, so this year we're staying above the locks, last June when we were here I discussed it with Graham the harbour master for the event and he agreed it would be ok, the only thing we struggle for in our present position is a signal for Jayne's phone.  

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