Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Spring Summer Cruse 2015 ❹❶

Stratford upon Avon to Wilmcote

Date 21 July 2015

Overnight the weather was quite windy and the odd shower of rain.

Morning: Move on day started with a short but heavy shower. Then it was time to make our preparations. The Memsahib went shopping and I had the immensely enjoyable task of packing the stern greaser. A simple breakfast and on our way just before noon. Met two boats going the other way.

Afternoon: Stopped for lunch just above the last Stratford lock.
Plenty of locks to look forward to today. Including the Wilmcote 11 with a rise of 77 feet. There was a couple of volunteer lock keepers on duty and we were soon at the top. We moored up in the village of Wilmcote - the home of William Shakespeare's mother.

Evening:  A relaxing evening with a bit of television entertainment.


Birds: Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Chiffchaff, Coot, Moorhen, Wood Pigeon, Black Headed Gull, Swallow, House Martin and Swift. 

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Common White, Small White.

Today's Total.
Miles: 3.5
Locks: 16
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 4.1
Solar Panels: 102 Ah

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2392.0

Locks: 1465
Swing / Lift Bridges: 338
Tunnels: 48
Pump Outs: 23
Engine Hours: 3280.2

Solar Panels: 22912 Ah 912

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