|The old dock walls below the paving above|
|The end of the Chester Canal at Ellesmere Port|
|A flotilla of narrow boats on their way to Ellesmere Port|
|On our left the Mersey, so close to the canal here as the Weaver flows in on right|
|Bridges can have such grace, this is the Runcorn bridge built in the 1960's|
|Just past the Runcorn bridge this used to be the end of the Transporter Bridge|
over both canal and river, alas no more, no doubt processed as scrap.
|The aqueduct swings closed, the road bridge already full of traffic as is the M6|
|A wonderful floating crane, but is it ever used?|
After an age the Tannoy told us there was a problem at the next, and last lock on our trip, Mode Wheel Lock in Salford. Divers were down but they were unable to get the gates to close fully and it had been reluctantly decided we should exit the lock, wind, re-enter, lock down and meet up with our coaches at the previous lock. Great sadness, but as we reached the lower level, we were told the lock had been sorted!!!! About turn and away to Salford, passing the magnificent Barton Aqueduct, and the Trafford Centre.
|The Pilot cutter in the graving dock. Liverpool's Anglican cathedral behind.|
Everything is pleasantly close by, Lily is about centre of picture below the greenery
|This is one of the propellers off the Lusitania. I was surprised it was not bigger.|
|These two ?boats? are to rent as apartments afloat in Salthouse Dock|