Monday, 26 August 2013

Summer Cruise 2013 (33)

River Went Aqueduct to Long Sandal

Light rain overnight and continued overcast until lunch time. Broken cloud and the temperature went up and up!

Morning: 10:30 start and we join a passing boat to share the swing bridges and locks. As we reach the swing bridges boats returning from the Stainforth Carnival seem to be doing everything for us. Even the usually difficult Syke House lock was in our favour. 

Afternoon: Stopped at Barnby Dunn to dump rubbish, fill the water tank and have a shower. Then it was a gentle cruise to our overnight mooring at long sandal. We met up with Nb Abigail Jenna Ifor and Sassy the dog. We rekindled the conversation from last year on the same mooring. Did a bit of paint maintenance work on the boat.

Evening: Fantastic sunset a few beers and match of the day - bliss!

Wildlife: Kestrel, Tawny Owl, Common Tern, Red Darter, Four Spot Chaser. Most surprising of all, was a wild growing hop plant with hundreds of hop cones forming. Pipistrelle Bats in the evening.

Todays Total.
Miles: 8.6
Locks: 2
Swing / Lift Bridges: 7
Tunnels. 0
Pump Outs: 1
Engine Hours: 6.4
Solar Panels: 121 Ah

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1577.1
Locks: 1038
Swing / Lift Bridges:236
Tunnels. 26
Pump Outs: 16
Engine Hours: 2700.1
Solar Panels: 10569 Ah

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