Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Big One (24-6)

Tuesday the 25th of September 2012

Dutch Riverside Moorings.

A wild night of rain and the occasional strong gusts of wind that were being driven by the weather front. Another night for the stove to be lit and for us to be cosy and warm inside. 3am a gravel barge passed through and headed off in the direction of Pollington Lock.

This morning I ventured out to get the coal bucket filled and later to take the dogs for a paddle. There is so much rain coming down that it is pouring off the tow-path and into the canal. the short well cut grass is now a slippery quagmire as the ground has long stopped being able to soak away any more rain. 

A boat has sunk on the Museum Gardens moorings in York. This is exactly where we were moored a few days ago. 

The river is over three metres higher than when we were there. The Ouse continues to rise as more heavy rain falls. The bow can just be seen in the trees in the background.

Levels are expected to rise throughout today and into tomorrow. Further heavy rain is forecast.

I hope to get in a visit to the Yorkshire Waterways Museum before we leave. I have promised myself a visit several times in the past when we have been down this part of the world.

The old Tom Pudding Tug "Kellingley" passed us today heading into the port area. Built in 1913 by Webster and Dickerton this rivetted iron barge has been shortened to around 50ft. She has a Lister JK6 engine which has been fully reconditioned and was/is up for sale at £44,950

If you are planning to come to this part of the inland waterways a very good document which highlights what you can expect can be downloaded and printed off. Click Here

This Weeks Solar Panel Data.
Average 19.7 Ah per day  High 53Ah Low 08Ah

Daily Total

Miles: 0.0

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

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 1285.5
Locks: 866
Swing / Lift Bridges: 161
Tunnels. 22
Pump Outs: 14
Engine Hours: 2455.0


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