Sunday, 6 September 2015

Spring Summer Cruse 2015 ❼⓿

Rugby VM to  Atherston

Date 6 Sep 2015

Overnight the weather was clear and cold. We lit the stove!

Morning: Decided to have an early start as the weather was so good.  Quite a few boats on the move. However, we ended up behind two hire boats who had no idea how to steer.  From Rugby to Hawkesbury stop lock is was at tick over speed and the hire boats had several coming together with the bankside and boats coming the other way. It was prudent not to pass the boats.

Afternoon: Sutton stop and we met up with Tim West and Pru Scales on their boat. Lunch was then taken on the move. Found an empty  mooring in Atherston that we had used before and settled in to watch Formula one.

Evening:  An evening of television and catching up with a backlog of emails.


Birds: House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coot, Moorhen, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, House Martin and the highlight being a Bullfinch.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Common White, Small White and Skipper.
Bats: Pipistrelle,  Daubentons,
Damselfly: Common Blue Damselfly.
Dragonflies: Ruddy Darter and Four Spot Chaser.
Today's Total.
Miles: 23.6
Locks: 1
Swing / Lift Bridges: 1
Tunnels: 1
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 8.2
Solar Panels: 15 Ah

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2604.5
Locks: 1631
Swing / Lift Bridges: 360
Tunnels: 52
Pump Outs: 24
Engine Hours: 3477.9

Solar Panels: 23835 Ah

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