Monday, 30 September 2013

Big Trip Stats

In bare figures, the Big Trip was 438 miles, and 270 locks.

We recorded 206 hours on the engine, and used 280 litres of fuel.  That means we burned about 1.3 litres an hour.  Actually, it was a bit less than that, because some mornings we ran the Eberspacher for a while for hot water.

We averaged 2.1 miles an hour over the ground, or 3.4 lock/miles an hour.

Waterways travelled on were:
  • Grand Union mainline
  • North Oxford Canal
  • Coventry Canal (including the part built by the Birmingham and Fazeley)
  • Trent and Mersey Canal
  • Macclesfield Canal
  • Peak Forest Canal
  • Ashton Canal
  • Rochdale Canal
  • Bridgewater Canal
  • River Weaver
  • Manchester Ship Canal
  • Shropshire Union Canal
  • Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
  • River Trent
  • River Soar
  • Grand Union Leicester Section
We went through tunnels at:
  • Blisworth (twice)
  • Braunston
  • Newbold
  • Harecastle
  • Hyde Bank
  • Woodley
  • Preston Brook
  • Saltersford
  • Barnton
  • Cowley
  • Saddington
  • Husband's Bosworth
  • Crick

6 comments:

Neil Corbett said...

That's quite something!
It sounds like it was a really enjoyable trip with loads of variety. I have enjoyed reading about it and I'm really sorry we missed you at the end of it.
Kath (nb Herbie)

Ali and John (NB Triskaideka) said...

You had some great weather for your trip. Really enjoyed following your journey. One day we might actually meet when we are both moored!

Ali

Anonymous said...

As a share boat owner, I won't get to go boating again till next February. In the meantime, I've really enjoyed boating vicariously through your blog. Thank you.

Rachel (nb Halcyon)

davidoakesimages said...

Thanks for sharing the trip with us all. You picked great weather which added to the experiences and created some great memories for the dark winter months ahead (though you probably be off to the snows!). Shift work at the BeeB will seem strange after being free for so long

Nicholas said...

Thanks so much I really enjoyed reading about your trip ... it sounds great! Nick

Naughty-Cal said...

Sounds like a great trip.

It sounds a lomg way but we did further than that on our two week trip to the Norfolk Broads and Southwold this summer!!