Friday, 12 September 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❻❼

Willington Winding Hole to Swarkstone Lock.

Overnight the weather was a clear sky but without a morning frost.

Morning: Late start after a good night out! Late breakfast and a steady cruise up towards Swarkstone. The deep lock has a fall of around 12 feet and is very slow to operate.

Afternoon: A few boats on the move throughout the day in both directions. When the sun was out it was quite warm but in the shade the wind was quite cool.

Evening: Television and to keep an eye out for the Northern Lights.


Birds: House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Carrion Crow, Rook, Mute Swan, Coot, Waterhen,  Grey Lag Goose, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Greater Black Backed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Swallow and House Martin.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Skipper.
Bats: Pipistrelle.
Dragonflies: Banded Damselfly, Common Damselfly, Four Spot Chaser.
Today's Total.
Miles: 5.4
Locks: 1
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 8.5
Solar Panels: 13 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2116.5
Locks: 1310
Swing / Lift Bridges: 299
Tunnels: 37
Pump Outs: 21
Engine Hours: 3058.1

Solar Panels: 17899 Ah

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