Wednesday, 29 August 2012

The Big One (20-7)

Wednesday 29th August 2012

Rodley Visitor Moorings.

Last night as I went to bed I lay listening to the sound of a Tawny Owl calling in the nearby trees. I could also hear the feint contact calls of other birds such as Lapwings. Which I presume were emanating from the Rodley wetland reserve over on the north bank of the River Aire. I find the sounds of nature at night to be such an ethereal experience. Later I heard the sound of a nearby house alarm which quickly brought me back to the present.

As forecast the predicted rain duly arrived this morning. But we should be able to survive. Rodley has four public houses and a working mens club. The Owl Hotel on Rodley Lane, The Railway at Calverley Bridge, and The Rodley Barge, The Crown and Anchor and Rodley Social Club on Town Street. Rodley also has a Turkish and an Indian restaurant. It even sports a kebab house.

Rodley's Annual Beer and Music Festival, runs over the August Bank Holiday weekend. It's a lively event with a huge number of different cask ales and ciders. Plus a selection of other attractions such as live bands. We called in at the festival last year in passing. But we arrived on scene a couple of days to late this year. The outside of the Owl Pub is stacked with the empty barrels from this years event waiting to be refilled.

It seems that there's is always something going on at The Owl at Rodley. Whether it be a selection of talented musicians gracing their live music room every Friday* and Saturday. I have also been told that there is a famous annual fireworks display each year. *Last Friday in the month.

What should have been a lazy morning was livened up. With a show of the deft boating experience gained by Poppy over the last three years. When she decided to take an impromptu dip in the canal. To calls of "Dog Overboard" she was lifted out of the canal by the scruff of her neck. One sad and soggy dog was soon huddled under a blanket to dry off and keep warm!

When Poppy was rescued, she was put in the shower. We decided it would be a good idea to give both dogs a shower. On drying off both dogs, and as if to show her distaste Abbey the older dog decided to have a post shower dip in the canal as well. 

This Weeks Solar Panel Data.
Average 22.1 Ah per day  High 36Ah Low 14Ah

Daily Total
Miles: 0.0
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 0.0

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 1144.8
Locks: 827
Swing / Lift Bridges: 152
Tunnels. 22
Pump Outs: 13
Engine Hours: 2403.7


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