Friday, 28 July 2017

Summer Cruise 2017 ❽

Summer Cruise 2017 (8)

Subtitled: "The Magnificent Five go to Liverpool" As Nb Kalkara, Nb Alchemy, Nb My little Nightmare, Nb SWJKSDL, Nb Indulgence and Nb Rose of Arden team up to enjoy a summer cruise along the inland waterways.
Pickerings Bridge to Mosley Road Bridge (44)

Date:  28/07/2017

Overnight the weather was cold and punctuated with occasional showers. The morning brought a dry start, but it soon went down hill.

Morning:  Off at 8:30 and we struck out along the Bridgewater Canal heading for or muster point at Waters Meeting on the Stretford and Leigh Branch. It was quite a cold start and the clouds continued to build throughout the morning.

Afternoon:  We had a sort break to take on more fresh water and paused for lunch at Broadheath Bridge (30).  It was here that we parted company with
Nb SWJKSDL for a few days. But met up with Nb Indulgence. Rescued an almost brand new football and a kayak paddle floating in the cut.  (How can you lose a kayak paddle and not notice?)

Evening:  Moored for the night at Waters Meeting. The rain was torrential and everyone was glad to have an early finish.

Birds: House Sparrow, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Coot, Moorhen, Cormorant, Grey Lag Goose, Canadian Goose, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Kestrel, Buzzard, Black Headed Gull, Common Tern, Swallow, House Martin and Swift.

Today's Total:
Miles: 13.5
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours:6.4

Accumulated Total:  
Miles: 2841.8
Locks: 1805
Swing / Lift Bridges: 362
Tunnels: 71
Pump Outs: 27
Engine Hours: 3856.6

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