Sunday, 29 September 2013

A days cruise.

Tinsley Marina to Tinsley Marina via Sheffield Basin.

Overnight the weather was dry and clear. The 'Indian Summer' that we have been enjoying seems to be starting to tail off.

Morning: A few jobs to be done before setting off for the Basin in Sheffield. A steady cruise in the sunshine. A few people out fishing and the odd dog walker made up the towpath users.

Afternoon: A small crowd had collected in the basin in time to watch us pass through the swing bridge and wind to moor onto the water point. This is the last black water pump out of the year as we prepare Rosie for the winter shut down.

Wildlife: Not much in the way of wildlife, other than the last few of the summers dragonfly. A few Swallows and House Martins and a scattering of Mallards. But the Swifts were noted for their absence.

Today's Total.
Miles: 5.4
Locks: 4
Swing / Lift Bridges: 2
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 1
Engine Hours: 2.5
Solar Panels: 23 Ah

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1662.1
Locks: 1121
Swing / Lift Bridges: 279
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 17
Engine Hours: 2723.1
Solar Panels: 10950 Ah 11191

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