Friday 22 August 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❺❺

Hillmorton Top Lock to Rugby Bridge 58

Overnight the weather cold and quite blustery.

Morning: Late start due to enjoying a leisurely breakfast. Met up with Nb Dukes which was the last boat that we hired six years ago. Soon down the Hillmorton Flight with the assistance of a volunteer lock keeper. Stopped at Clifton Marina for a pump out and 57 litres of Diesel.

Afternoon: Stopped once more for a shopping trip to stock up one esentials. Then decided to stop for the day. Met up with Nb Mega Jules whose owner is from Barnsley.

Evening: Kate Bush on TV - great documentary.


Birds: House Sparrow, Wren, Carrion Crow, Rook, Magpie, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Pied Wagtail, Coot, Waterhen, Wood Pigeon, Black Headed Gull, Swallow and House Martin.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown and Skipper
Bats: Pipistrelle
Dragonflies: Common Damselfly
Today's Total.
Miles: 3.0
Locks: 3
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 1
Engine Hours: 4.8
Solar Panels: 10 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2014.7
Locks: 1282
Swing / Lift Bridges: 297
Tunnels: 36
Pump Outs: 21
Engine Hours: 29
Solar Panels: 17451 Ah
57 Litres of diesel.

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