River Trip 2016: Summary

I omitted these pictures from our day in Stratford.
The man was sitting on the bench alongside the boat and feeding the swans.
He had them taking the bread (brown I noted) out of his hand without trying to take his fingers with it.

swan man 1 swan man 2 swan man 3
Here is a summary of our trip this year.

Start date : Wednesday, 13th July

Day 1
Engine Hours : 166.9 hrs
Set off time: 09.30
Number of Locks: 2
Night Stopover point: Comperton Quay.
Time of arrival: 13.30

Day 2
Engine Hours: 170.5 hrs
Set off time: 08.00
Number of Locks: 6
Night Stopover Point: Offenham
Time of arrival: 16.10

Day 3
Engine Hours: 178.2 hrs
Set off time: 08.17
Number of Locks: 8
Night Stopover Point: Stratford Upon Avon
Time of arrival: 16.00

Day 4
Engine Hours: 183.1 hrs
Set off time: 12,00
Number of Locks: 2
Night Stopover Point: Luddington
Time of arrival: 14.00

Day 5
Engine Hours: 184.3 hrs
Set off time: 08.00
Number of Locks: 6
Night Stopover Point:  Offenham
Time of arrival: 12.20

Day 6
Engine Hours: 187.9 hrs
Set off time:  08.15
Number of Locks: 8
Arrival Home: 20.15

Final Engine Hours: 196.4 hrs

End date: Monday 18th July.

Looking through our schedule, we soon realised that had our warranty repair been carried out on the 29th as originally arranged, we would have been hard pushed to get to the River Festival in 2 days.
The days we did 8 locks, we were totally shattered, and hurt in places we’d forgotten could hurt!
We were glad to have been able to get away though.
bb stratford



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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3 Responses to River Trip 2016: Summary

  1. scifihammy says:

    That’s a brave man with those swans! And you did a really good job on your trip, well done! 🙂 Some days were very long!

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