We've been up to Ellesmere Port where for the cost of entry to the National Waterways Museum we could moor Tacet in one of the old dock's basins. So we have been living in a museum again. We had a good day looking around at all the old boats, and around the old dock buildings and workers cottages.
One of the Liverpool boats, wide beam barges that worked the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
A William Stevens boat built and worked on the River Wey
Scorpio a wooden Liverpool boat, but longer than most so could only be worked from Wigan carrying coal. She would have been drawn by horse then in later years by tug boat.
The toll house
A British Waterways working boat in the original blue and yellow livery.
And inside the cabin.The locks going down to the lower basins of the port or out onto the Manchester Ship Canal. There is a set of wide locks as well as these narrow locks. They are having a bit of a problem with floating weed this year; water fern and pennywort are covering some areas, so the water is not seen at all.
As you can see by the shadow, we enjoyed the day in lovely warm sunshine too. We've had good summer weather this past week.