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, 4 October 2012

Stopped for the Weekend.

Thursday 4th October 2012.
Calcutt to Braunston.
6 Miles and no locks.

I walked over to Calcutt Boats again today, the Hurricane experts were still not there but I was able to see one set up for demonstration purposes with all the pipes and hoses fitted, so, photo's and measurements taken of a working set up so I can now construct a plywood mock up and make sure it will fit in the space available.

Back on the boat we winded (turned around) above Calcutt top lock (just) and set off back to Braunston for the weekend, all the moorings opposite the pub were full but we found one just before the Stop House, we later moved and are now moored outside the Marina entrance on the opposite side to the Gongoozlers Rest cafe boat, we had hoped to moor in this spot as it's a short walk the the dock.

The place for breakfast in Braunston.
The reason we're here for the weekend is that the Friends of Raymond have the use of the dry dock for three days, starting Friday morning, there is a lot of work to do on the boat so hopefully plenty of volunteers will turn up.
Thursday afternoon we moved Raymond into the Marina
ready to go into the dock, all that nice paintwork is being
burnt off this weekend ready for a re-paint next year.
We've left Nutfield moored next to No Direction for tonight, it is going
into the Marina on Friday to have some work done to the
 interior of the Boatman's cabin.

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