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.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Better Weather

Tuesday 9th October 2012.
Sutton Stop to Atherstone.
11 Miles, no locks.

Nice easy run along the Coventry Canal today in the sun although it remained chilly, we were aiming for Atherstone and arrived just after lunch, there was plenty of room on the visitor moorings.

Passing through Nuneaton is the same as passing through any
 urban area where the locals get confused between the canal
 and the local rubbish tip or recycling centre.

Jayne had prepared a shopping list for me so that was the first job this afternoon then it was boat tidy time followed by clearing the wet leaves off the roof before they dried and stained the paint, also a quick polish of the brass was needed.

Tonight I checked out the local Fish and Chip shop which is just over the bridge from the visitor moorings, I had a look inside and decided to give it a miss, it had a strange smell, may have been the type of oil they were using but what ever it was I didn't fancy it.

Going back to the weekend whilst moored at Braunston I bought these little beauties.

A Litre of Brasso from Midland Chandlers, it was
their Freaky Friday offer where everything is
20% off for a day.
And a super light, super fast and super expensive
 aluminium Dunton Double windlass from The Boat Shop
by Braunston bottom lock.


Halfie said...

How is it faster than an ordinary windlass?

Kevin said...

Perhaps it's Jayne that's faster... LOL

No Direction said...

It was 0.2 of a second faster on every rotation today coming down the Atherstone flight.