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, 2 October 2012

Moving Off.

Tuesday 2nd October 2012.
Stoke Bruerne to Weedon.
11 Miles and no locks.

After nine days at Stoke Bruerne it was time to move, we followed the coal and fuel boat Towcester (Diesel 94p but they do come to you) through Blisworth Tunnel.

Blisworth Tunnel where the original structure
meets the new 1984 section.
When the tunnel was repaired in 1984 technology had
improved and pre-cast concrete was used instead of bricks.
Ventilation Shaft
Pretty Patterns
Past halfway, 1200 metres to day light.
We stopped at Gayton services to empty and fill, it wasn't busy due to the locks down to Northampton being closed, when we left Gayton the wind picked up and made steering a bit of a challenge.

We had a slight change of plan and stopped at Stowe Hill Wharf for fuel (89p) today instead of tomorrow, we then carried on to Weedon for a late lunch at the Heart of England and have decided to stay here until tomorrow.

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