Monday, 16 June 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❷❼

Gunthorpe Lock VM to Stoke Bardolph Lock VM

Overnight the weather was cold and overcast, with a strong breeze.

Morning: Up early and dogs taken for a walk. Few chores to do such as disposing of the rubbish. On our way by 10:30. The river is now much quieter and the flow is significantly reduced. 

Afternoon: Steady cruise but the breeze has stiffened to a good strong wind. Which has a cold edge to it. We were soon wearing fleece jackets. Decided to stop overnight at
Stoke Bardolph Lock Visitor Moorings.

Evening: Cycled down to Stoke Bardolph to the 'Fayre and Square' for an evening meal in the riverside pub.


Birds: House Sparrow, Wren, Carrion Crow, Rook, Magpie, Jackdaw, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Cormorant, Grey Lag Goose, Canadian Goose, Tufted Duck, Coot, Waterhen, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Kestrel, Chaffinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Lapwing, Cuckoo, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Swift, Buzzard,  Thrush,  Whooper Swan,  Oyster Catcher and Robin the highlight being a Pair of Egyptian Geese.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown.
Bats: Pipistrelle
Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle and Common Demoiselle.
Today's Total.
Miles: 4.8
Locks: 1
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 2.5
Solar Panels: 84 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1851.0
Locks: 1136
Swing / Lift Bridges: 295
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 20
Engine Hours: 2846.3

Solar Panels: 15053 Ah

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