Saturday, 30 July 2011

Ellesmere Port

The view this morning at 6am from our mooring by Chester Zoo.

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We started a little latter this morning at 9.30am as we all had a lazy morning reading and sitting about.  We met a team of soldier volunteers doing a charity pull of a traditional wooden narrow boat from Ellesmere Port to Chester and back.  We’re sorry we didn’t catch the name of the guy who made it known that he followed our blog!  Thank you for following us – we hope we’re not too boring at times!  Anyway, all of you were working very hard and we hope you’ve done well for your charity.

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By 11.30am we were entering the two locks at the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port.  There were plenty of gongoozlers watching us entering the locks so we very much felt  part of the exhibits!

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Mooring in the museum basin only costs you the price of the entry to the museum £5 per adult.  The surroundings are very pleasant and safe and we spent a lovely afternoon looking round the museum.  It’s well worth a visit. Ann and Doug walked into Ellesmere Port (town) to do some shopping and also had a KFC for lunch!!  Ellesmere Port  seems a much nicer town than it was a few years ago when we visited last.  It  has a very good shopping centre with a large Asda.

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‘Chance’ moored in the basin at the museum (Ellesmere Port).

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A view from the top of the museum basin across to Liverpool.  The very hazy grey blob in the far distance is the Anglican Cathedral.

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A very handy bollard – obviously made for the job!

Tonight we are sitting on the mooring awaiting our Chinese takeaway to be delivered. (ordered via the internet!)



  1. Good Evening all. Glad to see you all relaxing at the Port. I would have come down to see you all if I had realised you were there. On our return we had to ensure Gifford, whom we all cherish, was safely moored at her berth and after our 5-30 rise this morning we were ready to just head on home. Not found your blog boring so keep up the good work. I'm sure our paths will cross again as we cruise the cut on our narrowboat Cherokee. Oh yes, Im the bloke on Gifford, Martyn, and my lifetime crew who was also aboard is Sue. Enjoy the Port, (the docks as well as the drink)

  2. Hi Martyn and Sue, Can't believe you still have the energy to read the blog after the day you have had! Hope to meet you both on the cut one day we will look out for Cherokee, where are you normally moored? Hope you recover from today and well done to you all....