Easter – the start of Spring!
Our Son and Granddaughter were up from Staines for Easter.
Where to go for a day out? – why not the Easter Historic Working Boat Gathering, at Ellesmere Port. We were there a year ago on our boat. See link here. This year we went by car!
Although very cold, we enjoyed the trip - and our visitors especially enjoyed the Sea Shanty singing!
Wrapped up warmly against a biting cold wind!
Surprisingly – and with disappointment, there were no engines running in the Engine House. Last year, there was a JP2 running.
This time, a pristine Lister in shiny Brunswick Green was on show.
There were more working boats than last year and we were able to show our granddaughter a real boatman's cabin from the old days!
Sue Cawson's Thea (also has a JP2) – with Saturn against the lock island
And lastly – the iconic sight of a row of working boat cabins – taken in the Upper Basin