Monday 22 June 2015

Spring Summer Cruse 2015 ❷❸

Netherwich Basin to  Hamstall Inn (River Severn)

Date 22nd June 2015

Overnight the weather was clear and mild.

MorningThe usual late morning start after a leisurely breakfast. Filled up with water before setting off. The bank side vegetation made up mainly of Fragmites is quite heavy along the Droitwich Barge Canal. Eight locks in total without seeing another boat on the move.

Afternoon: Steady progress had us to the junction with the River Severn where we prepared by setting up the anchor and donning life vests before proceeding any further.  We kept an eye open for a suitable moorings and moored up on the pontoons at Hamstall Inn between Holt  and Lincolm locks

Evening: A meal in the Hamstall Inn. Well it would have been a bit cheeky not to have done so!


Birds: House Sparrow, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Goldfinch, Chiffchaff, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Pied Wagtail, Coot, Moorhen, Canadian Goose, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Skylark, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Sedge Warbler, Swallow, House Martin and Swift.
Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Comma, Tortoiseshell

Bats: Pipistrelle,  Daubentons,

Dragonflies: Common Damselfly.
Today's Total.
Miles: 11.5
Locks: 9
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 9.5
Solar Panels: 212 Ah

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2246.6
Locks: 1413
Swing / Lift Bridges: 302
Tunnels: 48
Pump Outs: 23
Engine Hours: 3210.6

Solar Panels: 21621 Ah

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