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... his wife was operating the sluices and the gates. It looked like hard work as they were going up a "staircase" lock and had to fill the top lock first, then fill the next lock down using the same water, then fill the top lock again when they had got the boat into it. Apparently going down is a bit easier. It was interesting to see the steps they had to go through to make sure that all the ...
Back down the motorway on Thursday to Ellesmere Port where the Waterways museum is. I guess you have to like boats, especially narrow boats, to enjoy a day out here. Just like yeaterday the weather was kind n the morning, but by 3.30 it was getting dark and cold.
still, we had a good look around the museum and spent about three hours there. Lots of things to see and in summer there are boat trips up the canal.
A good day out.
... and was well worth the visit. It has a museum with the history of the village and the factory, a church built especially for the workers, a pub and the Lever Gallery which was built in memory of his wife. It is packed with rare and priceless objects and has three of the four complete Wedgewood fireplaces in the world.
Pictures are on the way.
... the visitors centre and learnt all about the lift.
Sunday was a trip to Jodrell Bank radio telescope. As a young boy my Dad would take me to a car race meeting at Oulton Park every year and we would drive past the telescope. 40 odd years later I actually visited it. It is a huge piece of work and was the first moveable dish in the world, built in 1957. They have a visitor centre there but it was a bit ...
... and widespread here but at other times they are scarce and elusive.
They come from the north and east to feast on our berries and escape the worst of the weather in their breeding areas. It breeds in small numbers in northern Sweden and Finland and then in larger numbers across Russie and Siberia and into north-western North America, extending as far as Washington and northern Idaho.
Given that their normal habitat is in some of the wildest and ...