Friday 29 August 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❺❽

Hawkesbury Pump House to Lime Kilns

Overnight the weather was mainly made up of occasional showers.

Morning: A sedate start to the day saw us set off about 10:30am. We stopped at Bedworth (bridge 14) for a visit to the Tesco and Aldi Supermarkets before continuing on our way. This coincided with a short sharp shower.

Afternoon: A steady cruise had us Marston junction where we turned onto the Ashby Canal. As the afternoon drew on we decided to find a mooring for the night al Lime kilns.

Evening: Good TV picture - but no internet!


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

Butterflies: Meadow Brown and Skipper
Bats: Pipistrelle.
Dragonflies: Banded Damselfly, Four Spot Chaser.
Today's Total.
Miles: 7.8
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 5.0
Solar Panels: 36 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2039.4
Locks: 1283
Swing / Lift Bridges: 297
Tunnels: 37
Pump Outs: 21
Engine Hours: 3012.3

Solar Panels: 17598 Ah

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