Thursday, 7 August 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❹❺

Hawne Basin to Black Country Museum

Overnight weather was light rain showers.

Morning: Bright sunshine and a leisurely breakfast was enjoyed before we set off to retrace our steps through Gosty Hill and Netherton tunnels. We paused at Windmill End to fill up with water. Quite a few people walking in the park enjoying the wonderful weather.

Afternoon: We decided to cruised a short section of the Wolverhampton Level to Kiers Basin before winding and heading for the Black Country museum.  There was plenty of mooring space available. At the museum and the trust side of the canal. A few boats were moored just outside of the security gate.

Evening: A quiet night of television.


Birds: Swallow, House Martin, Swift, Mallard, Coot, Waterhen, Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Rook, Magpie, Starling, Blackbird, Thrush, Mute Swan, House Sparrow and Robin the highlight being a Green Sandpiper.

Butterflies: included Meadow Brown, Brimstone and Orange Tip 
Bats: Pipistrelle, 
Dragonflies: Demoiselle,
Today's Total.
Miles: 10.0
Locks: 3
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 2
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 6.0
Solar Panels: 200 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1952.7
Locks: 1200
Swing / Lift Bridges: 297
Tunnels: 33
Pump Outs: 20
Engine Hours: 29
Solar Panels: 16292 Ah

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