Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❻❾

Willington Winding Hole to  Mercia Marina

Overnight the weather was wet and windy.

Morning: Just a short cruise planned for today. So a leisurely start with a trip to the shops to top up the ships stores.

Afternoon: Early afternoon headed for Mercia where we made our way to our mooring pontoon and moored up. Lots of people around who made us feel quite welcome.

Evening: Went out for a meal to the Green Man in Willington.

Wildlife:

Birds: House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Pied Wagtail, Coot, Waterhen, Grey Lag Goose, Canadian Goose, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Kestrel, Buzzard, Greater Black Backed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Swallow, House Martin, Tufted Duck and Jay.


Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Skipper, Comma, Red Admiral and Orange Tip 
Bats: Pipistrelle,  Daubentons,
Dragonflies: Banded Damselfly, Common Damselfly, Red Darter, Four Spot Chaser.
 
Today's Total.
Miles: 1.0
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 1.0
Solar Panels: 44 Ah
 
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2122.9
Locks: 1311
Swing / Lift Bridges: 299
Tunnels: 37
Pump Outs: 21
Engine Hours: 3065.6

Solar Panels: 18,000 Ah

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