Friday, 28 August 2015

Spring Summer Cruse 2015 ❻❻

Fenny Stratford Basin to Stoke Bruerne

Date 28 Aug 2015

Overnight the weather was overcast but remained dry.

Morning: Up early for breakfast, gave Pops a good run before getting under way. Met up with the hire boaters from yesterday and shared the lock. Cruising the 11 mile pound took up all the morning. Large flock of house sparrows spotted eating blackberries.

Afternoon: Lunch eaten on the move and it was a steady plod. All the way to Stoke bruerne where we moored up for the day. Huge gangs of Starlings eating the fruit of the elderberry, don't moor near elderberry bushes.

Evening:  The Navigation for a beer followed by 'MoTD' Match of the day.


Birds: House Sparrow, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Robin, Great Tit, Coot, Moorhen, Grey Lag Goose, Canadian Goose, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Kestrel, Black Headed Gull, Common Tern, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, House Martin and Green Woodpecker.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Common White, Small White.
Bats: Pipistrelle,  Daubentons,
Damselfly: Beautiful Damselfly
Dragonflies: Four Spot Chaser.
Today's Total.
Miles: 16.9
Locks: 2
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 6.7
Solar Panels: 4Ah

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2551.7
Locks: 1607
Swing / Lift Bridges: 359
Tunnels: 49
Pump Outs: 24
Engine Hours: 3439.0

Solar Panels: 23743 Ah

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