Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Summer Cruise 2017 ❶❷

Summer Cruise 2017 (12)

Subtitled: "The Magnificent Six go to Liverpool" As Nb Kalkara, Nb Alchemy, Nb My little Nightmare, Nb SWJKSDL, Heavy Metal (BellOil) and Nb Rose of Arden team up to enjoy a summer cruise along the inland waterways.
Holmes Swing Bridge to Litherland Visitor Moorings

Date:  01/08/2017

Overnight the weather was overcast, cold and windy much as it has been for the last few days.

Morning:  Just as we were about to leave Holmes Swing Bridge round the bend came Tony on Nb Heavy Metal (BellOil). He has just caught up with us after leaving Hawne Basin 3 days and 4 hours before! Which is a distance of 154 miles. Including 10 Swing bridges and 70 Locks. Cosmic, bloody cosmic!

Afternoon:  By early afternoon we had reached our intended destination at Litherland. It proved to be quite a relaxing day with just the odd light shower.

Evening:  A shared barbecue with good boating friends was had by all. 

Wildlife: Badger.

Birds:House Sparrow, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Coot, Moorhen, Cormorant, Canadian Geese, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Kestrel, Herring Gull, Greater Black Backed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Common Tern,Swallow, House Martin, Swift and Muscovy Duck. 

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Common White, Small White and Red Admiral.

Bats: Pipistrelle, Daubentons,

Damselfly: Common Blue Damselfly, 

Dragonflies: Four Spot Chaser.

Today's Total:
Miles: 6.0
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 3
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 5.1

Accumulated Total:  
Miles: 2889.3
Locks: 1813
Swing / Lift Bridges: 382
Tunnels: 71
Pump Outs: 27
Engine Hours: 3885.1

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