Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❸❹

Castle Meadow VM to Cranfleet Lock

Overnight weather the weather was quite mild.

Morning: A shopping expedition before we dropped down through Kings lock to turn around and then retrace our steps. A steady cruise to Beeston Lock where we filled up with water. We parted company with Steve on Little Lucy.

Afternoon: A steady cruise up the Trent through a very nice section of the rive to Cranfield lock. Volunteer Lock keeper gave assistance.

Evening: Early night.


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

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Comma and Orange Tip 
Bats: Pipistrelle,
Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle,Common Demoiselle.
Today's Total.
Miles: 10.7
Locks: 4
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 4.5
Solar Panels: 37 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1885.0
Locks: 1145
Swing / Lift Bridges: 295
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 20
Engine Hours: 2874.7

Solar Panels: 15475 Ah

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