Ellesmere Port Museum

What a marvellous experience mooring up inside a museum, we get to wander round at our own leisure and can revisit the exhibits again and again. There are loads of boats, engines and even a row of old cottages done out in period style from 1820 up to the 1950’s. There is a lot of restoration work going on here with plenty of boats in various states of dilapidation waiting their turn for some TLC.

The Manchester Ship Canal runs past the port and when we arrived here yesterday a couple went by as we were going down the locks but we haven’t seen any since.

We unfortunately ran out of gas today, I think that we must have forgotten to replace a gas cylinder during our winter manoeuvrings. This is not the best place for running out of gas as the nearest canal side place is 9 hours away, not to fear there is a Morrisons a mile down the road.

Wide Beam boats waiting restoration

Manchester Ship Canal

Early 19th Century Lounge

Statistics so far:-

1304.72 Miles, 828 Locks, 74 Swing Bridges, 65 Lift Bridges, 14 Tunnels


2 Responses to Ellesmere Port Museum

  1. Halfie says:

    I didn’t know Morrisons sold gas.

  2. nblazydays says:

    Yes Morrisons garage in Ellesmere Port does, although it was a lot further than we thought requiring a 4 mile round trip. Now we can have our morning coffee.

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