Monday, 4 April 2016

Spring Summer Cruse 2015 ❸

Fazeley Junction to Atherston top lock.

Date 3rd April 2016

Overnight the weather was cold and accompanied with frequent  showers of rain.

Morning: Away by 9:00 as we anticipated rain later.  A few people seen on the towpath in the main walking dogs.  The first two locks at Glascote were set in our favour. Then it was a long uneventful cruise to Atherston bottom lock.

Afternoon: Stopped half way up the Atherston flight to watch the F1 from Bahrain.  Just as we reached lock 2 it began to rain.  Moored up for the day in Atherstone..

Evening:  A evening of television, though the digital signal is weak.


Birds: House Sparrow, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Coot, Moorhen, Canadian Goose, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Kestrel, Skylark, Buzzard, Thrush, Greater Black Backed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull and Pheasant.

People on the towpath - 16
Boats on the move - 11 

Butterflies: Meadow Brown.
Today's Total.
Miles: 10.8
Locks: 13
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours:6.5

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2682.6
Locks: 1732
Swing / Lift Bridges: 362
Tunnels: 62
Pump Outs: 26
Engine Hours: 3630.5

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