Monday, 31 October 2016

Marina Monday 31 October 2016

It was a lovely morning, Diana took a walk to town while I did a couple of jobs around the boat, we finally set off at mid day. Big Lock was with us, it just needed topping up and just as I entered a boat came round the corner behind us so I pulled across in the lock to let her in beside us.

At the Croxton Flash the geese were making use of the submerged bank.DSCF6379

We passed a farmer spreading slurry on the field, he was attached to something by a large umbilical tube that fed the slurry to his tractor while he drove up and down spraying it out.DSCF6381

When we reached out marina the batteries where still not recharged from last night so we carried on through the Tata salt works.DSCF6392

On to Wincham Wharf with all their moored boat and round the bend to the winding hole by another chemical works. As we winded we were treated to a display of aerial acrobatics by thisDSCF6399 Kestrel, a few moments later he dived across to the other side of the canal to pounce on something before flying off with it in its talons. I wasn’t quick enough to catch that.
From here we returned to our marina arriving just as the sun was going down.DSCF6404

Today’s Journey  map 15 9½ miles, 1 lock in 4 hours.

 

Our total for the trip 123 miles 52 locks in 57¼ hours

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