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                                                      David - NB Willoughby Photo Gallery 2 - 2006 & 2007
Here on in this page are photos taken our cruises during 2006 and 2007 on Narrowboat Willoughby. Click on the pictures for a larger image. The table after the photo galleries shows the canals we cruised, some of the places we visited and the cruise statistics.
Date Canals Including Places Miles Locks Hours
Feb 2006 Trent & Mersey Etruria, Trentham Lock 10 10 6
Apr 2006 Trent & Mersey, Wardle Canal, Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Middlewich, Wardle Lock, Barbridge Junction, Bunbury Staircase, Chester 82 82 45
Sep 2006 Trent & Mersey, Macclesfield Canal Harecastle Tunnel, Congleton, Macclesfield, Marple Junction 66 26 32
Oct 2006 Trent & Mersey, Wardle Canal, Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union, Staffs & Worcester Middlewich, Wardle Lock, Barbridge Junction, Nantwich, Audlem Flight, Market Drayton, Autherley Junction, Penkridge, Tixall Wide, Great Haywood Junction, Stone 110 54 94
Mar 2007 Trent & Mersey, Staffs & Worcs
Etruria, Stone, Great Haywood, Shugborough. 40 36 24
Sep 2007 Trent & Mersey, Wardle Canal, Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Harecastle Tunnel, Middlewich, Wardle Lock, Barbridge Junction, Bunbury Staircase, Chester 86 92 47
Oct 2007 Trent & Mersey, Staffs & Worcs Great Haywood, Tixall Wide, Penkridge, Autherley Junction 45 24 22
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Feb 2006 - Etruria to Trentham Lock, Grand Union Canal.

A very short two day cruise due to British Waterways winter work restrictions.
The Main Crew

The Main Crew

Who's in Charge?

Who's in Charge?

Looking Good

Looking Good

Heading for Home

Heading for Home

Apr 2006 - Etruria to Chester

Again crewing with co-owner Vic Rodwell, a busy week to Chester and back.
Taking it easy

Taking it easy

The Bus to Chester

The Bus to Chester

St George's Day Chester

St George's Day Chester

Taking it easy again

Taking it easy again

Sep/Oct 2006 - Etruria to Peak Forest Canal

A relatively easy trip up to the Peak Forest Canal. A short delay at Broadhurst Swing Bridge which had suffered a power failure, another boater had already called out British Waterways to fix it but unfortunately when the bridge was fixed their boat would not start!
Enjoying Harecastle Tunnel

Enjoying Harecastle Tunnel

Morris Bridge 76

Morris Bridge 76

Bosley Locks

Bosley Locks

Bosley Locks

Bosley Locks

Feeding Ducks again!

Feeding Ducks again!

Another restoration project?

Another restoration project?

Oct 2006 - The Four Counties Ring

A very busy, energetic week doing the Four Counties Ring, anti-clockwise. Met up with an abandoned boat called "Celeste".
Wheelock Services

Wheelock Services

Wardle Canal just 154 ft

Wardle Canal just 154 ft

Stanhorne Lock

Stanhorne Lock

Shroppie Fly Pub

Shroppie Fly Pub

Gongoozlers at Tryley Locks

Gongoozlers at Tryley Locks

Woodseaves Cutting

Woodseaves Cutting

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain

Rain Gone

Rain Gone

Weaton Aston

Weaton Aston

Bathurst Bridge

Bathurst Bridge

Autherley Stop Lock

Autherley Stop Lock

Autherley Junction

Autherley Junction

Adrirft and Abandoned

Adrirft and Abandoned

The Celeste!

The Celeste!

In need of some work

In need of some work

In need of lots of work

In need of lots of work

DIY boating?

DIY boating?

Evening at Tixall Wide

Evening at Tixall Wide

Sunken Workboat

Sunken Workboat

Mar 2007 - Etruria to Tixall Wide

A short five day cruise taking in a visit to Shugborough Hall.
In the Snow

In the Snow

What's the Joke?

What's the Joke?

There's no ducks here, Uncle D!

There's no ducks here, Uncle D!

Sep 2007 - Etruria to Chester

A fairly busy week to Chester and back, during which we had to call out British Waterways when we could not get out of a lock because of a jammed gate, a good response time from BW. The Chester visit included seeing the Creation Window in the Cathedral, see Peter's page on this magnificent window.
Fine cruising scene

Fine cruising scene

Gongoozlers at the locks

Gongoozlers at the locks

Mop Cop just visible

Mop Cop just visible

Much photographed clock in Chester

Much photographed clock in Chester

Roman classes in Chester

Roman classes in Chester

Chester Street scene

Chester Street scene

Early Morning

Early Morning

Lock working

Lock working

Yet another restoration project

Yet another restoration project

Oct/Nov 2007 - Great Haywood to Auherley Junction

Another relatively short, easy trip this time from our winter temporary base in the new Marina at Great Haywood. During this trip I managed to go the wrong way then successfully jammed the rudder whilst attempting to turnaround, such are  joys of boating.
Autumn colour at the Lock

Autumn colour at the Lock

Sunset

Sunset

Last Lock of the day

Last Lock of the day

Looks like a Dead End here!

Looks like a Dead End here!

Tixall Wide

Tixall Wide

Tixall Wide

Tixall Wide

Great Haywood Marina

Great Haywood Marina

Great Haywood Marina

Great Haywood Marina

Great Haywood Marina

Great Haywood Marina