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, 17 September 2012

Rounding the Cape.

Monday 17th September 2012.
The Cape to Fosse Locks.
6 Miles and 5 Locks.

Not exactly rounding the Cape but we did pass it today, the Cape of Good Hope pub that is where we had a meal late yesterday afternoon.

The Cape is a proper old canalside pub which is family run, it has a good choice of beer and food with no silly prices, the food portions are large which is just as well as this is the first pub for boaters who have just descended the 21 Hatton Locks. Two things to remember, they stop serving food at 6.30 on Sunday evening and don't drink to much as the only way back from the pub to the visitor moorings is over the lock gates.

 There are boats outside but they looks a bit different to these.
First call today was the water point just above the first lock, we had to wait for a boat to move off before we could get on, the boat left the water point and went straight into the lock, they also left the door to the taps wide open.  After 20 minutes when our tank was full I shut the door and found that they had left their key in the lock.
As we approached Tesco's at Warwick I spotted the boat moored up so shouted across "Have you lost anything" they didn't even know they had left the keys behind and the lady immediately  blamed her husband.
We had to make a stop at Tesco's as the freezer was looking a bit bare, Jayne did the shopping while I took a bag of tins and bottles to the recycling point in the car park.

We had intended to go a bit further today than we have done, but who cares, we live life at canal time.


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