Saturday, 15 September 2012

The Big One (23-3)

Saturday the 15th of September 2012

Ripon Basin to Dallamires Lane Footbridge.

Ripon is blessed with a green canal corridor lined by lovely lime trees right into the city. The Ripon, canal is beautifully formed and had at one time become disused and almost forgotten. Having closed in 1906 and more recently reopened for leisure boating in 1996.

We moved out of the Ripon Canal, head of navigation moorings due to several under age youths drinking beer, barking at the dogs! Whilst at the same time trying to do stunts on their bikes all alongside the boat. They had obviously started drinking early last night and the lack of sleep was starting to show.

We moved a very short distance down the canal to the sanitary station. There were no problems in us mooring here. We are according to the CART lockie (Julie) the only boat on this section of the canal above Rhodesfield Lock.  At about 6:30 and just about dusk we became the second boat in this section as a hire boat passed on its way to Ripon basin.

Tonight's Sunset

Wildlife: A few Brown Hawker Dragonflies, a Southern Hawker Dragonfly a Peacock Butterfly, a Meadow Brown Butterfly and a Silver Y Moth. 

Daily Total
Miles: 0.4
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 0.2

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 1219.8
Locks: 855
Swing / Lift Bridges: 158
Tunnels. 22
Pump Outs: 14
Engine Hours: 2435.2


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