Monday, 18 August 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❺❷

Cuttle Bridge 25 to Nimrod Bridge

Overnight the weather was windy with strong gusts quite a cold feel with occasional showers.

Morning: We were moored in the shade and the sun was struggling to filter through the trees. A late breakfast and a short walk for the dogs prepared us for the next leg of our cruise. Put on a load of washing and set off for the Cuttle and Stockton Locks.

Afternoon: We reached the Calcutt Locks where we filled up with water. Continued our cruise round Napton Junction before mooring for the day at Nimrod bridge.



Birds: House Sparrow, Dunnock, Wren, Carrion Crow, Rook, Magpie, Jackdaw, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Pied Wagtail,  Cormorant, Grey Lag Goose, Canadian Goose, Coot, Waterhen, Kingfisher, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Pheasant, Collared Dove, Kestrel, Lapwing, Skylark,  Green Shank, Buzzard, Hen Harrier, Thrush, Cuckoo, Black Headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Greater Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Swift, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Whooper Swan,  Oyster Catcher, Jay, and Egyptian Goose the highlight being a Green Woodpecker.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Tortoiseshell.
Bats: Pipistrelle, 
Dragonflies: Banded Damselfly and Common Damselfly.
Today's Total.
Miles: 4.8
Locks: 13
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 4.0
Solar Panels: 21 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 1999.7
Locks: 1279
Swing / Lift Bridges: 297
Tunnels: 36
Pump Outs: 20
Engine Hours: 29
Solar Panels: 17367 Ah 

Average on the first 2000 miles:
1.56 Miles Per Lock
1.49 Mph

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