Friday 22 May 2015

Spring Summer Cruse 2015 ❶❼

Autherley Junction to Black Country Museum

Date 22 May 2015

Overnight the weather was clear with a light breeze.

Morning: An early start for us and we were at the first lock by 9am. We followed someone up the flight who was single handing. Which meant with the exception of two descending all the locks were set against us.

By 12:30 we were at the top with all 21 locks done. We eat our lunch on the move. The BCN is a canal system full of contrasts. Some sections are in dire need of a good clear up. Under the next bridge and the whole appearance would change once again to something much better.
Evening: Light rain and an overcast sky. So we decided to have a quiet night
on the boat. 

Birds: House Sparrow, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Robin, Blue Tit,  Coot, Moorhen, Grey Lag Goose, Canadian Goose, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Kestrel, Buzzard, Herring Gull, Black Headed Gull, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, House Martin, Swift and Jay.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown,  Comma and Orange Tip 
Dragonflies: Common Damselfly.
Today's Total.
Miles: 8.8
Locks: 21
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 2
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 7.0
Solar Panels: 34 Ah
Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2194.4
Locks: 1350
Swing / Lift Bridges: 299
Tunnels: 39

Pump Outs: 22
Engine Hours: 3162.9

Solar Panels: 20699 Ah

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