Thursday, 22 May 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ⓴

Dogsdyke to Bardney VM

Overnight the weather was dire with a very heavy continuous rainfall. Later in the night brought a welcome break in the ferocity of the rain.

Morning: It was a day for moving, leaving the main river and putting a lock between us and the likelihood of any river flood water.  Breakfast was taken early followed by a short walk, conducted away from the quagmire towpath for the dogs. We left the pram cover up as more rain was expected and the wind had a cold edge to it.

Afternoon: Arrived after lunch at Bardney Lock visitor moorings. Moored up, connected to electrical power and then took the dogs out. After returning to t
he boat the imminent rain arrived and steadily increased again throughout the afternoon. The surface ripples being flattened by the heavy rainfall.
Evening: Watched Harry Potter part II on ITV. Followed by question time as a starter for the later election results. Lit the boat stove for the first time in over a week.


Birds: Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, House Martin, Grey Heron, Green Shank, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Coot, Waterhen, Kingfisher, Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, Carrion Crow, Rook, Magpie, Starling, Blackbird, Mute Swan, House Sparrow and Robin.

Bats: Pipistrelle,  Daubentons,

Today's Total.
Miles: 13.0
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 4.6
Solar Panels: 20 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1804.7
Locks: 1128
Swing / Lift Bridges: 295
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 19
Engine Hours: 2812.8
Solar Panels: 14355 Ah

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