Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Spring Summer Cruse 2015 ❺❻

Shillingford bridge to Kennet Mouth

Date 18 Aug 2015

Overnight the weather was overcast and cool.

Morning: Early start to the day, early breakfast and we were under way by 9:30 We encountered a few delays waiting for other boats to arrive at the locks. Though it is a river with water passing over the weirs, the lock keepers seem to want to delay movement through the locks.

Afternoon: A few boats on the move with a mix of plastic and narrow with a few dutch thrown in for good measure. Late Afternoon saw us take on diesel as the tank was getting a bit low.

Evening:  The usual television and a cool beer.


Birds: Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Mallard, Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Cormorant, Grey Lag Goose, Canadian Goose, Kingfisher, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Buzzard, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Swallow, House Martin, Muscavoy, Oyster Catcher and the  highlight being a six or more Red Kite.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Common White, Small White, Comma.
Bats: Pipistrelle,  Daubentons,
Today's Total.
Miles: 20.1
Locks: 6
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 5.5
Solar Panels: 10 Ah

Diesel 113 Litres

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2487.0
Locks: 1563
Swing / Lift Bridges: 357
Tunnels: 49
Pump Outs: 24
Engine Hours: 3373.5

Solar Panels: 23625 Ah

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