Thursday, 8 May 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❶❸

Fiskerton Fen to Bardney Lock 

Overnight weather strong gales and driving rain.

Morning: First thing we were entertained by a Reed Warbler and a Sedge Warbler trading songs. There were the sounds of a Cuckoo calling as well. The boat that moored up last night mad a start towards Washingborough. We also decided to leave mid morning and chose a gap in the frequent showers. The wind had abated but was still giving the odd strong gusts. 

As we pulled away from the mooring we could see a narrowboat heading towards us in the distance. On arrival at Bardney Moorings we could see an empty mooring and performing a handbrake turn, we fitted nicely into the space. It turned out that the boat we had passed had been moored at Bardney and was heading to Lincoln.

Afternoon: I took the dogs for a walk along the 'rail way' - Which is a footpath set on an old railway line running most of the way from Lincoln to Boston.

Evening: Another walk with the dogs and I collected a few dead branches to provide a bit of additional fuel for the boat stove. More rain arrived and it continued for most of the night!

Cuckoo, Common Tern, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Swift, Mallard, Coot, Waterhen, Carrion Crow, Rook, Blackbird, Thrush, Mute Swan, Lapwing, Skylark, House Sparrow, Robin,
Today's Total.
Miles: 2.3
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 2.2
Solar Panels: 150 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1765.6
Locks: 1127
Swing / Lift Bridges: 295
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 19
Engine Hours: 2797.6
Solar Panels: 13756 Ah

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