Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❷❽

Stoke Bardolph Lock VM to Nottingham Steps.

Overnight the weather was cold and overcast.

Morning: Bright sunshine in a clear sky, and the wind has reduced to a gentle breeze. Holme Pierrepont was our next lock, which proved to be an issue as we had to wait about half an hour for the lock to pen down a small cruiser. We stopped to fill up with water and to have a look round the watersports centre. 

Afternoon: We continued our steady cruise towards Nottingham. We stopped for the day at the county hall moorings just above the lock.

Evening: Spent some time repairing the boat klaxon which has started to stick on the electric motor. Watched a bit of the world cup football on TV.


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

Butterflies: Meadow Brown.
Bats: Pipistrelle
Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle,Common Demoiselle
Today's Total.
Miles: 5.7
Locks: 1
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 3.0
Solar Panels: 33 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1856.7
Locks: 1137
Swing / Lift Bridges: 295
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 20
Engine Hours: 2849.3

Solar Panels: 15086 Ah

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