Friday, 25 September 2015

Spring Summer Cruse 2015 ❼❹

Oouzel Street to  Hawne Basin

Date 25th September 2015

Overnight the weather was overcast and cold. The fire was allowed to go out for the first time in over a week.

Morning: Preparations were made for an early start, after having a two week break in Birmingham.  Poppy the dog was not well and we knew that we would need to consult a veterinarian. We were soon under way. We passed a boat and butty which was making steady progress in the same direction. Which counted for two out of six boats seen moving today. The sun broke through and after lunch it became quite warm.

Afternoon: By early afternoon we were entering Netherton tunnel, as we turned on to the branch we could see the headlight of a boat already in the tunnel. What was to become apparent was that the headlight was so bright it was impossible to see where we were going and we had to navigate by watching the railings. I could see that the headlight was huge and pointed straight forward.  Rather than pointing up towards the roof and canted to the right.

Evening:  Its good to be back at Hawne basin and on our mooring. Poppy had a visit to the vet who prescribed an anti biotic for an anal gland infection. We bumped into a few old friends and on-line friends around the marina.


Birds: House Sparrow, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Coot, Moorhen, Canadian Goose, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Kestrel, Buzzard, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull the highlight being a flock of about 50 Lapwing.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown.
Bats: Pipistrelle
Dragonflies: Four Spot Chaser.
Today's Total.
Miles: 12.5
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 3
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 6.0
Solar Panels: 24 Ah

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2644.1
Locks: 1681
Swing / Lift Bridges: 362
Tunnels: 57
Pump Outs: 25
Engine Hours: 3501.9

Solar Panels: 23900 Ah

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