Saturday 28 July 2012

The Big One (16-1)

Thursday 26th of July 2012

Hawne Basin to Birmingham.

Just in case some of our regular readers have been wondering why it has been so quiet on the RoA blog. The Memsahib has had a short break from boating. She took the opportunity to return home to take care of some chores that have been added to our "Must Do" list whilst we have been away on Rosie. But we are now back aboard and the voyage continues. 

The regular grumpy social comment on all things weird and wonderful happening in the world has continued even though we were not spending much time logging locks and miles under the keel. Most of the postings have been waiting in my drafts for the opportunity to be published.  One of the nice things about blogger is that you can choose a time and date for publication of any of my witterings in advance. (I have 22 items in draft form waiting for a suitable time and date at the moment)

This is sometimes creates a problem because where we actually are on the canals and rivers on any particular day or date can be historically out by one to seven days by the time they are published. We have had comments from one or two boaters who have said "we were watching out for you passing so we could say hello and we seem to have somehow missed you." We are sorry if we missed you! It's good to talk and exchange either a quick hello-goodbye as we pass. Or alternatively to tarry for a while and have a good chin wag and a cup of tea.

We have had a good few days on the Dudley canal. Doing the 3027 yard Netherton Tunnel, Visiting the wonderfully named Bumblehole and even survived the cork-in-a-bottle Gosty Hill tunnel.

This Weeks Solar Panel Data.
Average 38.8 Ah per day  High 51Ah Low 20Ah

Daily Total
Miles: 12.4
Locks: 0
Swing/Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 3
Pump Outs: 1
Engine Hours: 5.0
Diesel: 40L

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 997.3
Locks: 722
Swing / Lift Bridges: 119
Tunnels: 15
Pump Outs: 12
Engine Hours: 2286.1


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