Saturday 30 August 2014

Spring Summer Cruise 2014 ❻⓿

Market Bosworth to Nuts Bridge 16

Overnight the weather drizzle.

Morning: Early start to the day as boats are on the move early. There is quite an exodus in both directions. Old ex working boats going up and the punters who had been turned away going down. Breakfast was a bit earlier than normal. As we left our moorings at 10am a boat was waiting to go in. As we turned in the winding hole a boat had to give way while we finished our manoeuvre.  There seems to be a dual set of rules for boat owners. As we made our way trying care not to create a breaking wash. Some of the ex-workboats were creating huge breaking waves. 

Afternoon: We continued to potter along meeting a regular clientèle of old ex working boats. At bridge 35 the mud was deep for us, we  heard later that a working boat was stuck in the mud blocking the canal. This may explain why no other boats have passed coming down but plenty are still going up!

Evening: TV time as the drizzle arrived once more.


Birds: House Sparrow, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan,  Chaffinch, Robin, Coot, Waterhen, Canadian Goose, Wood Pigeon, Kestrel, Black Headed Gull, Swallow and House Martin.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Skipper and Peacock.
Bats: Pipistrelle
Dragonflies: Banded Damselfly, Common Damselfly and Red Darter.
Today's Total.
Miles: 9.3
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 4.1
Solar Panels: 32 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2058.6
Locks: 1283
Swing / Lift Bridges: 297
Tunnels: 37
Pump Outs: 21
Engine Hours: 3019.8

Solar Panels: 17664 Ah

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