Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❶❶

Saxilby to Washingborough Visitor Moorings

Overnight the weather was cold with an overcast sky. 
We were joined by a Tawny Owl calling from the nearby trees.

Morning: Up early to find the grass was covered in a heavy dew. Turning later into a warm but overcast day. Managed to find a bit of dry wood and cut some logs for use in the stove. Loaded up the washing machine before we set off.  

Sunday lunch was had at the Sun Inn in Saxilby. Plenty of food provided but the preparation left a bit to be desired. Mashed potatoes that were not quite mashed and tasted quite bland. Cabbage that came in lumps and meat and plates that must have just come out of the chiller. But saying that the room used for meals was quite cold as well.  On a scale of 1 to 10 a 3 at best!

Saturday night we went to Mama Louisa a take away pizza parlour almost next door to the Sun Inn. What a contrast in experience. The staff were pleasant and helpful the food was cooked to perfection.   

Afternoon: Passing Burton Water Marina we spotted a boat being demonstrated. No wonder the banks at this point are eroded. As the boat wash was a couple of feet up the bank. We were soon through the 'Glory Hole' and then we stopped for several hours in Lincoln to do some shopping. Ran into a couple of boating friends on Nb Tishu.

Evening: Arrived at Washingborough visitor moorings at 7pm to find them full. We were invited to 'breast up' with friends on Tiller Girl II. I noticed that fellow blog writer on Nb Epiphany  are also moored up here.

Wildlife:
Tawny Owl, Green sandpiper (6), Water Pipet, Marsh Pipet, House sparrow, Greenfinch, Chaffinch and Kestrel. Adder spotted swimming in the river near to Burton Waters Marina.
 
Today's Total.
Miles: 8.5
Locks: 1
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 3.4
Solar Panels: 168 Ah

 
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1761.5
Locks: 1127
Swing / Lift Bridges: 295
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 19
Engine Hours: 2794.4
Solar Panels: 13596 Ah

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