Friday, 4 July 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❸❻

Weston Lock to Willingham Winding Hole

Overnight the weather was very warm and close.

Morning: A nice start to the morning when tug and butty Bascote and Gosport turned up to lock down Weston Lock. A good bit of professional boatmanship, had the pair through in double quick time. We agreed with another boat moored behind us (Dave and Barbara on Nb Liberty Belle) to share the next two locks.

Afternoon: A steady cruise along the canal watching the wildlife and enjoying the nice warm sunshine. We stopped for lunch at the 'Dragon' at Willingham and then decided to stop for the whole weekend.

Evening: Catch up on Wimbledon, World Cup and preparing for Formula One.


Birds: House Sparrow, Pied Wagtail, Carrion Crow, Rook, Magpie, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Coot, Waterhen, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Robin, Swallow, House Martin, Swift, the highlight being a Buzzard.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Comma, Red Admiral
Bats: Pipistrelle,
Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle, Common Demoiselle, Red Darter, Four Spot Chaser.
Today's Total.
Miles: 8.2
Locks: 2
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 7.8
Solar Panels:67 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1888.8
Locks: 1148
Swing / Lift Bridges: 295
Tunnels: 26
Pump Outs: 20
Engine Hours: 28
Solar Panels: 15540 Ah

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