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.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Finished for This Year.

Weds/Thursday 10/11th October 2012.
Weds - Atherstone to Fazeley.
11 Miles and 13 Locks.
Thurs - Fazeley to Kings Bromley.
13 Miles and 3 Locks.

7.30 Wednesday morning moored on Atherstone visitor moorings I noticed a definite flow of water in the direction of the locks, after twenty minutes or so with the water still moving, I went down to the top lock to see what was happening, a CaRT man was releasing water down the flight, the long pound under the railway bridge was half empty and the one above completely empty due to a couple of paddles being left up. We moved No Direction down to the lock mooring above the top lock and waited until everything was back to normal.

After that we had a good run down the locks and a relaxed cruise to Fazeley, fish and chips for supper from Fazeley chip shop, well cooked and huge portions.

We were being watched as we passed through Amington.
Leaving Glascote bottom lock with Tamworth
Cruising Club moorings on the left.
Today (Thursday) we were on familiar waters having moored at Fazeley Mill Marina with our previous boat, April Rose for three years, the length between Fazeley and Fradley was our normal day out.  
The route to Birmingham from fazeley Junction, we haven,t
taken No Direction this way yet although we did it twice
in April Rose. 
It looked chaotic at Streethay Wharf with two or three boats
 waiting to be lifted out and another going in.
You either love it or hate it.
Fradley Junction was quiet with no queue for the locks, the fence outside the pub has been broken with plastic orange mesh filling the gap, perhaps someone saw the price of a pint in there and came out in a hurry.
Back into the Marina.
That's the end of our long cruises for this year, we may go out for for a couple of days during the winter depending on the weather. The next thing on the agenda is a week away in York at the end of the month.

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