Friday, 11 August 2017

Summer Cruise 2017 ❶❼

Summer Cruise 2017 (17)

Now Subtitled: "The Magnificent Two go to Liverpool" Nb Rose of Arden team up with various boats to enjoy a summer cruise along the inland waterways.
Lymm Bridge 23 to Bridge 8 Middlewich Branch

Date:  10/08/2017

Overnight the weather cold and windy with occasional light showers. By morning it was grey and gloomy.

Morning:  Cast off at 8am and headed through Lymm. Quite a good run before the locks. Not many boats on the move and frequent boats moored out on their own requiring us to slow down. Met up with Shane and Wendy to find out that their boat had broken down in Preston Brook Tunnel.

Afternoon:  By the early afternoon we were approaching the Middlewich branch. It was persistently raining when we met up with a chirpy smiling hire boater asking which way to go for the sunshine. Turned out to be Billy Brag

Evening:  The rain started to get a bit heavier and so we moored up a bit sooner than intended.

Wildlife:  Grey Squirrel and Rabbit.

Birds: House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Goldfinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Coot, Moorhen, Cormorant, Canadian Goose, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Kestrel, Lapwing, Buzzard, Herring Gull, Greater Black Backed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Swallow, House Martin, Swift, Jay the highlight being a  flock of about 200 Lapwing.

Butterflies: Small White.

Dragonflies: Four Spot Chaser.

Today's Total:

Miles: 34.6
Locks: 7
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 3
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 12.1

Accumulated Total:
Miles: 2959.9
Locks: 1833
Swing / Lift Bridges: 402
Tunnels: 77
Pump Outs: 27
Engine Hours: 3927.8

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please put your name to your comment. Comments without a name may automatically be treated as spam and might not be included.

If you do not wish your comment to be published say so in your comment. If you have a tip or sensitive information you’d prefer to share anonymously, you may do so. I will delete the comment after reading.