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, 30 January 2013

New Fradley Jetty.

Wednesday, 30th January 2013.
Kings Bromley Marina.

After removing the short finger jetties and dredging the area Land and Water working on behalf of CaRT have now built a new jetty at Fradley opposite the 48hr moorings between Junction Lock and Keepers Lock.

What it will be used for when finished I don't know, more visitor mooring ? the pub will certainly be happy if that's the case.  I was told the reason the jetty isn't closer to the bank is to keep boaters safe from passing cars while mooring up, sounds reasonable.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Mooring Consultation.

Saturday 26th January 2013.
Kings Bromley Marina.

We've had a Canal and River Trust mooring consultation document Emailed to us asking for our thoughts on visitor moorings in the South East Region, not all S.E. visitor moorings are listed as this appears to be more of a trial to test new time limits. The Trust are asking for boaters comments on mooring time limits at honeypot moorings such as Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union and Thrupp on the Southern Oxford Canal.

There seems to be a desire to reduce some 14 day visitor moorings to 5 or less, I've always thought it strange to allow 14 day visitor moorings when boats can moor beyond the moorings for 14 days anyway.

Obviously we've only commented on the moorings we know and use regularly, some of the ones further south we haven't  used since 2010 so have no up to date experience.

Anyone can join the consultation at  It's a small opportunity for boaters to do something that will benefit us all ( the ones that follow the rules that is ). 

Monday, 14 January 2013

How Long !!

Monday, January 14th 2013.
Kings Bromley Marina.

Married 39 years today.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Just Like Buses.

Thursday, 10th January 2013.
Kings Bromley Marina.

We've been looking for one of these 56lb weights for years, now three turn up all at once.
It's a handy bit of kit for keeping the boat level, we store the coal in one of the side boxes in the cratch, as we use it up during the week the boat leans the other way, it only leans a couple of degrees but I'm really fussy when it comes to how the boat sits in the water, now I can compensate by moving a weight.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Back to Normal.

Wednesday, 2nd January 2013.
Kings Bromley Marina

That's it now, Christmas lights are packed away and the cards will soon be in the re-cycling bin.

We'll try and find something to blog about over the next 3 Winter months although it will be very infrequent. We set off on our travels again in April so hopefully will be able to start regular blogging again then. 

One problem we won't have this year.