Saturday, 30 March 2013

Spring Cruise 2013 (3)

Long Sandal to New Inn Stainforth

Weather: Woke this morning to bright sunshine. With a slight breeze which was still chilling. A few snow flurries throughout the day.

Long Sandal: Under way by 9:45.

After leaving Long Sandal we stopped to take on water and do our ablutions at Barnby Dun. The shower block, was shower less as someone has purloined the shower head! Thge large hole in the towpath that we spotted last year has grown and is now fenced off.

Bramwith Lock: bramwith lock is a variable sized lock with intermediate gates. We decided to open the centre gates and bring all the flotilla into the lock in one go. However the leakage on the bottom gates was almost as bad as the the flow through the gate paddles!!! we ended up splitting the lock again and bringing the wide beam through on its own and the narrow beams in pairs. 

Stainforth: Arrived at the New Inn to find plenty of room.on the moorings. Stopped for a few beers and planed to stay overnight.

Day Totals
Miles: 5.2
Locks: 1
Swing/Lift Bridges: 2
Tunnels: 0
Pumpouts: 0
Engine Hours: 2.9

Running Totals
Miles: 1343.1
Locks: 915
Swing / Lift Bridges: 169
Tunnels. 22
Pump Outs: 14
Engine Hours: 2517.0

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