Friday, 16 May 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ⓱

Tattershall Bridge to Boston. 

Overnight the weather was occasional showers of rain. By morning the clouds had started to break. The light winds remained quite cold.

Morning: Up early and did a bit of shopping. Used the trolley to bring a bag of coal to the boat as we were now down to our last bag. I'm hoping that the weather will pick up and that we will not be using the stove much longer.

Afternoon: A steady cruise even a few boats going in the other direction. These were part of a fleet of five boats that had just come in at Boston. Having completed a voyage across the wash with the aid of a pilot. We met up again with our three friends. By now, the weather had improved and we arrived in bright, warm sunshine. Paying homage to t
he weather god by buying coal - had done the trick.
It continued to be quite warm into early evening. We all went out together for a meal (curry) and a few small flagons of beer. Which made a welcome change from the more usual bottles of Lager.

Birds: Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, House Martin, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot, Waterhen, Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Rook, Magpie, Starling, Blackbird, Mizzle Thrush, Mute Swan, Lapwing, Skylark, House Sparrow and Robin the highlight being a Green Woodpecker.

Butterflies: included Meadow Brown and Brimstone.

Bats: Pipistrelle.

Dragonflies: Demoiselle,
Today's Total.
Miles: 11.7
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 4.2
Solar Panels: 82 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1781.1
Locks: 1128
Swing / Lift Bridges: 295
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 19
Engine Hours: 2804.5
Solar Panels: 13953 Ah

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