Friday 15 September 2017

Late Summer Cruise 2017 ❸

Late Summer Cruise 2017 (3)

Cambrian Wharf to Merry Hill

Date:  15/09/2017

Overnight the weather cold but no rain.

Morning:  Late start after doing a few preparations.
Weather improved and at times was quite warm. We just chugged along heading Windmill End via Netherton Tunnel.

Afternoon:  After Windmill end this is new water for us so we took our time and enjoyed the trip. The sun was quite hot for most of the trip. Arrived late afternoon and found plenty of mooring space.

Moved up the moorings because the solar panels were mainly in the shadows of trees for most of the time.

Wildlife:  Rat and Grey Squirrel.

Birds: House Sparrow, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Rook, Starling, Blackbird, Mallard, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coot, Moorhen, Canadian Goose, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Wood Pigeon, Buzzard, Thrush, Herring Gull, Greater Black Backed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Common Tern and Jay.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown, Common White, Small White and Comma.

Bats: Pipistrelle, Daubentons,

Dragonflies: Four Spot Chaser.

Today's Total:

Miles: 12.6
Locks: 0
Swing / Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 3
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 5.6

Accumulated Total:
Miles: 3032 .1
Locks: 1888
Swing / Lift Bridges: 402
Tunnels: 85
Pump Outs: 27
Engine Hours: 3961.5

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