Thursday, 19 June 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❷❾

Nottingham Steps VM to Holme Lock

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

Morning: Breakfast 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: Stopped for a shopping trip at Sainsbury before continuing on our way.

Evening: Moored up, waiting to get the boat blacked.


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

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Brimstone and Orange Tip 
Bats: Pipistrelle,  Daubentons,
Dragonflies: Common Demoiselle, Banded Demoiselle
Today's Total.
Miles: 0.0
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 0.0
Solar Panels: 0 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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