Saturday, 22 August 2015

Spring Summer Cruse 2015 ❺❾

Teddington Lock to Benbow bridge

Date 22 Aug 2015

Overnight the weather was overcast and odd bit of light rain. Woke up to a mist and heavy dew.

Morning: Early start required,  at the lock at 7am, to be told we were early for the tide. We locked down anyway. Soon the air was warming up and so we set a leisurely pace down river. By 8:30 we turned in at Brentwood and locked up off the river. Now it was a steady cruise and climbing up through the Hanwell flight of seven locks.

Afternoon: We stopped for lunch at the top of the Hanwell Flight. Before a steady cruise to our destination at the park moorings near Benbow bridge.

Evening:  Television with Tim and Pru on the Rochdale Canal.


Birds: House Sparrow, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Cormorant, Grey Lag Goose, Canadian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Black Headed Gull, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Swallow, House Martin, Green Woodpecker and even more Green Parakeets.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Common White, Small White  Skipper.
Bats: Pipistrelle,  Daubentons,
Damselfly: Common Blue Damselfly, 
Dragonflies: Ruddy Darter, Four Spot Chaser.
Today's Total.
Miles: 15.2
Locks: 14
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 8.4
Solar Panels: 11 Ah

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2520.7
Locks: 1574
Swing / Lift Bridges: 357
Tunnels: 49
Pump Outs: 24
Engine Hours: 3397.2

Solar Panels: 23692 Ah

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