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, 25 October 2012

This One Can Wait.

Thursday 25th October 2012.
Kings Bromley Marina.

Pictures of the unfinished Marina at Streethay on the Coventry Canal which have appeared on various blog sites only show the the place from the canal, on Monday whilst out cycling I decided to have a look around starting from the road entrance.

The completion date has been moved back several times and people are starting to believe it's been abandoned but I think the builders/owners Greenfords/Pridewater Estates (same group) have just mothballed it while they use their equipment and workforce to build Cropredy Marina on the Oxford Canal which is schedule to open April 2013.

The entrance (at the moment) is down a muddy farm track,
 it's also a marked footpath, the tarmac road in the foreground
leads to the Plough pub at Huddlesford Junction.
The track is 0.35 miles long and gets worse, it will need
resurfacing but as far as I can see will still be used by
Tractors accessing the fields on both sides.
At the end of the track the gate has a very large block of
concrete behind it to prevent unwanted vehicular access.
A Caravan on the site looks like it's been used for target practice.
Unfinished buildings
Long way to go to match the description on the website.
I'm sure it will get finished, but in the meantime they're doing their image no good at all.
And on a completely different subject, were driving over to Stoke Bruerne tonight for a "wash up meeting" (their words) with the other Canal Museum volunteers who helped stage the "Village at War" event. This year has been the best yet financially, benefiting charities, the local school and the Museum, the meetings in the Navigation and food has been mentioned.

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