Only a short cruise today, beacause we had to hang around until 12.00 for the lock keeper. We moored at Ellesmere so we could do a Tesco shop. We also called in at Blackwater Meadow Marina at Ellesmere, as the boat had to be treated to a new battery for the bow thruster, as it was sounding quite sick and wasn’t holding charge.
Looking up the flight
Entering the bottom chamber of the staircase lock
Approaching Ellesmere, British Waterways maintenance depot on the right.