Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Spring Summer Cruse 2015 ❸❻

Avon Lock (Tewksbury) to Pershore new bridge
Date 15 July 2015

Overnight the weather was overcast with showers of rain.

Morning:broken cloud and a clod wind as we cruised up stream. The water flow is quite low and headway is easy going. a few boats seen on the move and a quite a few fishermen.

Afternoon: I like the idea of leaving Lock gates open which is encouraged on the River Avon.

Evening:  A stunning sunset and an evening of television.


Birds: House Sparrow, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Chiffchaff, Robin, Coot, Moorhen, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Kestrel, Herring Gull, Greater Black Backed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, House Martin and Swift the highlight being a family group of Oyster Catchers.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown,Comma
Dragonflies: Banded Damselfly, Common Damselfly and Red Darter.
Today's Total.
Miles: 13.8
Locks: 2
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 4.1
Solar Panels: 14 Ah

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2357.4
Locks: 1435
Swing / Lift Bridges: 338
Tunnels: 48
Pump Outs: 23
Engine Hours: 3261.1

Solar Panels: 22715 Ah

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