Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Summer Cruise 2013 (9)

Clarence Dock to Apperley Bridge

More rain fell overnight and the sky was still overcast by dawn. The wind continues to be quite cool. A few boats have left before us heading for the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Morning: The usual chores, shopping and dog walking and getting ready to cast off. The River Lock onto the Leeds Liverpool Canal was quite easy for a change as the river flow had dropped off. It is always a pleasant surprise to come off a turbid river into the clear water at this end of the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Afternoon: The 1000th Lock and 200th swing/lift bridge, completed. Seasonal staff on two of the flights. The heavy rain continued. The joys of going down the weed hatch. passed by long group of boats all heading for Leeds.

Evening: Out for a meal at the George and Dragon to celebrate a wedding anniversary.

Wildlife: Damoiselle and Dragonflies were the most to be seen as almost everything else was sheltering from the rain. However it was the first flying ant day of the summer.

Todays Total.
Miles: 9.1
Locks: 14
Swing / Lift Bridges: 5
Tunnels. 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 7.9
Solar Panels: 40 Ah

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1505.9
Locks: 1006
Swing / Lift Bridges: 201
Tunnels. 24
Pump Outs: 14
Engine Hours: 2613.0
Solar Panels: 9630 Ah

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