Saturday, 5 April 2014

Spring Summmer Cruise 2014 ❶

Tinsley Marina to Doncaster Town Moorings

Overnight: Weather consisted of  frequent showers but the wind helped to clear away the last of th
e smog. Broken cloud soon turned to 100% overcast.

Morning: Dry but increasingly overcast. Most of the locks in the Tinsley flight were set in our direction. In a little over an hour we were out onto the river. Jordan's weir was deep in mud and we had to power our way in to the slurry and then slide over the top. CaRT tug was moored on the lock landing at Ickles Lock, making for a dangerous climb off the boat. Rotherham town lock was soon behind us and we were onto the electric locks.

Afternoon: Overcast, drizzle occasional heavy showers. Only one sluice working at each end of Eastwood Lock made for a slow passage. Just after Aldwark Lock we had the first Kingfisher of the cruise. Soon we needed to put the pram cover up because of the rain, and carried on cr
uising in the rain for a couple of hours. At Levitt Hagg we came across a snake swimming across the river. Soon afterwards a group of Rooks were giving giving a male Buzzard a hard time. The Wire Lady trip boat was taking up most of the lock landing at Sprotborough Lock. Making for a difficult climb ashore.

Evening: The town moorings had a boat sized space that Rosie just fitted into. It remained overcast for the rest of the day.

Wildlife: Kingfisher, Grass Snake swimming, Buzzard and Kestrel.

Starting Total.
Miles: 1662.1
Locks: 1121
Swing / Lift Bridges: 279
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 17
Engine Hours: 2723.1
Solar Panels: 11191 Ah
Today's Total.
Miles: 22.8
Locks: 27
Swing / Lift Bridges: 2
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 1
Engine Hours: 15.4
Solar Panels: 1064 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1684.9
Locks: 1121
Swing / Lift Bridges: 283
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 18
Engine Hours: 2735.5
Solar Panels:
12255 Ah

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please put your name to your comment. Comments without a name may automatically be treated as spam and might not be included.

If you do not wish your comment to be published say so in your comment. If you have a tip or sensitive information you’d prefer to share anonymously, you may do so. I will delete the comment after reading.