Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Spring Cruse 2015 ❻

Hillmorton to  Rugby

Date 13th April 2016

Overnight the weather was mild and included the odd shower.

Morning: An uneventful tip through the Hillmorton locks. Where curiously - the Canal and River Trust has shut one lock on each flight.  Supposedly done as a water saving measure. So as we came down and no boats were coming up all three locks has to be turned at least twice.

Afternoon: Early afternoon we arrived in Rugby. The old waterpoint has now been moved to the opposite side of the canal and a bit further along towards

Addendum. When we arrived at just after 1 pm, there was a fuel boat (Victoria) moored on the waterpoint. There was an empty visitor mooring just beyond the waterpoint. Here we are almost 24 hours later and the working boat is still moored on the waterpoint. 

Evening:  Watched television and the highlight was the 'Red Devils' Manchester United -v- West Ham. Man U won 2-1. Come on you reds.


Birds: House Sparrow, Dunnock, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, Goldfinch, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coot, Moorhen, Wood Pigeon, Black Headed Gull and Swallow.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown and Small White.

People walking the towpath - 1
People cycling the towpath -  1
Boats on the move - 5
Today's Total.
Miles: 3.0
Locks: 3
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 9.3

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2712.3
Locks: 1737
Swing / Lift Bridges: 362
Tunnels: 63
Pump Outs: 26
Engine Hours: 3

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