Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Spring Summer Cruse 2015 ❶❹

Rugley to Haywood Lock
Date19 May 2015

Overnight the weather was mainly showers of rain.

Morning: Woke up to hear rain falling on the boat. So we had a leisurely start to the day.  A break in the rain allowed us to make a belated start. However, the rain when it came back soon after was coming down in torrents. We were just bimbling along and occasionally dropping the pram cover for low bridges. At one point pea sized hail stones were falling.

Afternoon: The rain was sometimes very heavy and the weather felt quite wintery. Between the heavy rain short periods of sunshine gave a pleasant feel. The only boats on the move were the hire boats who unlike us had time constraints.  By late afternoon it was time to call it a draw.

Evening: We had kept the fire ticking over today, so the boat was warm and welcoming. No need to light the fire and wait for the warmth to arrive. A night watching the television.


Birds: House Sparrow, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Goldfinch, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Pied Wagtail,  Long Tailed Tit,  Coot, Moorhen, Canadian Goose, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Kestrel, Buzzard, Thrush, Black Headed Gull, Common Tern, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, House Martin, Swift, Pheasant and Oyster Catcher.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Comma, Sulphur and Common White.
Today's Total.
Miles: 4.8
Locks: 1
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 3.6
Solar Panels: 38 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2175.5
Locks: 1334
Swing / Lift Bridges: 299
Tunnels: 37
Pump Outs: 22
Engine Hours: 3147.3

Solar Panels: 20608 Ah

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