Saturday 25 October 2014

Odd Trip ❷

Trent and Mersey Canal.

Branston Water Park to Barton Turns Marina to to wind and then back to Branston Water Park

Overnight the weather was cold, overcast and windy.

Morning: Most of the morning was taken up with a leisurely breakfast and walking the dog around the water park. Under way just before noon.

Afternoon: Steady cruise with a few hire and private boats on the move. Found a canal side outlet selling red diesel at 79p a litre.


Wildlife: House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Dunnock, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Pied Wagtail, Coot, Waterhen, Cormorant, Grey Lag Goose, Canadian Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Kestrel, Buzzard, Thrush, Greater Black Backed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Pheasant and Tufted Duck.

Bats: Pipistrelle,  Daubentons,
Today's Total.
Miles: 2.7
Locks: 4
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 5.0
Solar Panels: 50Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2132.6
Locks: 1317
Swing / Lift Bridges: 299
Tunnels: 37
Pump Outs: 21
Engine Hours: 3077.6

Solar Panels: 18,699 Ah

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