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, 3 October 2012

Further Than We Planned.

Wednesday 3rd October 2012.
Weedon to Calcutt.
15 Miles, 1 Tunnel and 13 Locks.

We arrived at the bottom of Buckby locks at 9.15, went up the bottom one on our own and then found a maintenance crew pressure washing the lock gates at the next lock, the washing was being done ready for an inspection during the winter, we were told there would be a 30 minute delay which was about right, I used the time to pop over to the shop at Whilton Marina for bread and milk, so much nicer going in there nowadays, while we were waiting another boat caught us up so we had company for the rest of the flight.

We had planned to moor above the top lock but we had such an easy run up we decided to carry on through the tunnel and down the Braunston Locks, left at Braunston Turn and then right at Wigrams, we're now moored above Calcutt top lock, we're here to visit Calcutt Boats as we're considering fitting a Hurricane heating boiler, we walked over there after mooring up but the man we need to speak with wasn't there, we'll catch him tomorrow morning before returning to Braunston.

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