Monday, 7 September 2015

Spring Summer Cruse 2015 ❼❶

Taverners Bridge Atherston to Curdworth Top Lock

Date 7 Sep 2015

Overnight the weather was a clear sky with a heavy dew.

Morning: Early start, so we enjoyed an early breakfast. A few hundred yards saw us arrive at the Atherston top lock.  Quite a few other boats on the move. We were planning a steady day as we aim to return to Birmingham.

Afternoon: Lunch taken on the move, as we proceeded from the Coventry Canal and on to the Birmingham Fazley Canal.  The canal was very quiet with only one other boat seen on the move. However, the Curdworth flight was set against us by a boat in front.

Evening:  Home made Greengage crumble cooked on the move from fruit picked from the side of one of the Atherton locks. Then it was an early evening after a bit of Television watching.


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 Lag Goose, Canadian Goose, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Buzzard, Sparrow Hawk, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Swallow, House Martin and Green Woodpecker the highlight being a singing Whitethroat.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Common White and Small White.
Bats: Pipistrelle,  Daubentons,
Damselfly: Common Blue Damselfly, 
Dragonflies: Ruddy Darter
Today's Total.
Miles: 16.3
Locks: 23
Swing / Lift Bridges: 2
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 9.8
Solar Panels: 5 Ah

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2620.8
Locks: 1654
Swing / Lift Bridges: 362
Tunnels: 52
Pump Outs: 24
Engine Hours: 3487.1

Solar Panels: 23840 Ah

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