Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ⓳

Boston to Dogsdyke 

Overnight weather was cool and overcast, by early morning the sun had broken through.

Morning: Another two shopping trips were made to stock the ships stores. Water tank filled, rubbish disposed of, dogs walked and the pram cover lowered. It was warming up all the time.

Afternoon: Under-way by 1:15pm and enjoyed a slow steady sun warmed cruise.  Passing Antons Gowt, Langrick Bridge, the outrageous priced (£15 a night) moorings at Orchard.  Arriving after a 3 hour cruise at Dogsdyke. It can be a bit noisy here with the RAF aircraft on training flights. But if you are lucky you might catch sight of the Spitfire.  I managed a photograph when we were heading down river towards Boston.

Evening: Early evening meal in 'The Packet Inn' chicken n chips with a side salad. It was a first class meal with the chicken and the chips cooded to perfection. A couple of pints of beer and cider also helped. Then we retired to the boat to watch 'Harry Potter'. Then I spotted the beginnings of what might just be a spectacular sunset as I took the dogs for a walk.  I was not to be disappointed!

                      A Stunning Sunset

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

Butterflies: included Meadow Brown and Orange Tip 
Bats: Pipistrelle
Dragonflies: Demoiselle and Banded Demoiselle.
Today's Total.
Miles: 10.6
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 3.7
Solar Panels: 382 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1791.7
Locks: 1128
Swing / Lift Bridges: 295
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 19
Engine Hours: 2808.2
Solar Panels: 14335 Ah

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