Saturday, 21 June 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❸⓿

Nottingham Steps VM to Beeston Lock

Overnight weather was quite cool but the early sun soon warmed everything up.

Morning: The longest day of the year. Breakfast early and then headed for the lock onto the Beeston cut. Kings lock proved to be a problem as the bywash pinned the boat to the side. Had to open the sluices into the lock to reduce the bywash pressure. 

Afternoon: The sunshine picked up and it became very 
warm. Stopped for a shopping trip at Sainsbury's before continuing on our way. A few boats on the move today. Round Nottingham cycle event taking place on the towpath.
Evening: Went for a pint to cool off at the marina pub at Beeston Lock.


Birds: House Sparrow, Wren, Carrion Crow, Rook, Magpie, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Cormorant, Grey Lag Goose, Canadian Goose, Coot, Waterhen, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Chaffinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, House Martin, Swift.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown
Bats: Pipistrelle
Dragonflies: Common Demoiselle, Four Spot Chaser, and Banded Demoiselle
Today's Total.
Miles: 9.2
Locks: 4
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 9.5
Solar Panels: 166 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1865.9
Locks: 1141
Swing / Lift Bridges: 295
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 20
Engine Hours: 2858.8

Solar Panels: 15086 Ah

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