Sunday 28 June 2015

Spring Summer Cruse 2015 ❷❺

York Street Lock to The Burf (Hamstall Inn)

Date 28th June 2015

Overnight the weather was warm.

Morning: Late start after saying goodbye to a few new friends that we made in Stourport. But like all good departures, it was half a mile up to the winding hole and then return back to the York Street lock.

Afternoon: Steady passage out through the basin and down two stair case pairs and out on the river heading towards to the first manned lock. We were on tickover travelling down stream with the flow when we passed a moored boat. The owner was out to complain, about our speed. The only way we could have mooved any slower, wast to have run the engine in reverse. I noted that at the time our tiny bow ripple had not even reached their boat!

Evening: We moored up at Hamstell Inn for food and a beer, of which we enjoyed both. On our way upstream we had stayed overnight at Hamstall Inn and had been serenaded by a Nightingale. But it was just the usual sounds of the countryside tonight.


Birds: House Sparrow, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Blackbird, Mallard, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail,  Coot, Moorhen, Wood Pigeon, Greater Black Backed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Common Tern, Swallow, House Martin, Swift the highlight being the first Cuckoo calling.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown
Bats: Pipistrelle,  Daubentons
Dragonflies: Banded Damselfly
Today's Total.
Miles: 3.6
Locks: 6
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 2.0
Solar Panels: 145 Ah

Accumulated Total.
Miles: 2252.8
Locks: 1425
Swing / Lift Bridges: 302
Tunnels: 48
Pump Outs: 23
Engine Hours: 3214.0

Solar Panels: 21845 Ah

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