Saturday, 27 July 2013

Summer Cruise 2013 (5)

Whitley Lock to Castleford Moorings. 

The weather was bright and warm from quite early. There were clouds predicted for later to be followed by showers later. 

Morning: The early morning sun had soon burnt off the mist that was hanging over the canal. Promising another fine canal cruising day. We were under way by 9:30 and as we entered Whitley Lock a couple of other boats came into view. We held the lock open until they arrived. Like us they were heading for Castleford and so we had the makings of a river convoy. 

Afternoon: A bit of shopping in Castleford. Then a bit of athletics on television. Oh, and a couple of bottles of beer as you do. Saturday would not be saturday without sport and a beer. Not long now to Manchester United under their new manager David Moyes carrying on where Sir Alex left off. 

Evening: A quiet night with a few beers.

Wildlife: A Kingfisher posed in a canalside tree just before Knottingley junction. For the second time we were joined on the boat by a butterfly. This time it was a Peacock Butterfly. Each time the butterflies have landed on a bright yellow bag on the roof.

Todays Total.
Miles: 10.4
Locks: 3
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels. 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 4.0
Solar Panels: 63 Ah

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1485.9
Locks: 983
Swing / Lift Bridges: 196
Tunnels. 24
Pump Outs: 14
Engine Hours: 2597.8
Solar Panels: 9531 Ah

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