Sunday, 27 May 2012

The Big One (9-1)

Sunday 27th May 2012

Saxilby visitor mooring to Torksey visitor moorings.

Quite a few boats on the move today, its a weekend, clear blue sky and sunshine and the first decent weather of the year. Another beautiful morning and the sun really does feel hot. First job after breakfast was to take aboard water. Drop the pram cover down before we started a very leisurely trip towards Torksey. Plenty of people out walking the flood banks. Also a day for plenty of gongoozelers.

Today was a day for spotting the odd carcases floating in the water. Good sized Bream, Carp and Pike. Followed by a Sheep, Hedgehog, Hare and Deer.

Wildlife: We spotted a pair of Canadian Geese with three Goslings. Three Mallards with a total of twenty four chicks between them. There were a few neon blue damselfly about and one four spot chaser dragonfly was also spotted.

On arrival at Torksey, it was time to get set up for the Formula One race. Later we spent some time sitting in the sun before eating. I also spent some time in conversation with another boater who was also a radio amateur, we must have met in the past as we had so many friends in common.

We will be going up the Trent tomorrow with four other boats.

Daily Total
Miles: 4.9
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 2.2

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 706.8
Locks: 652
Swing / Lift Bridges: 115
Tunnels: 6
Pump Outs: 9
Engine Hours: 2147.7


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