Saturday, 4 October 2014

Chester

Yesterday afternoon we had a pint of Thwaits Ale in the Shady Oak, we weren't overly impressed. The beer was ok but the loud music playing in the bar at four in the afternoon meant all the punters were in the garden and it was quite cool, we didn't hang around long.

It was pistoling down this morning so we stayed put until the sun came out at 11:30. Still needed hat's and coats as we headed towards Chester. Our first plan of mooring at Cristleton was scuppered when we didn't find a suitable mooring, so gone was tomorrows roast dinner in the Cheshire Cat. We didn't get a lock buddy for the heavy leaking locks into Chester city centre, the moorings were all taken there too, our own fault for not moving in the rain. So we continued through the staircase locks and moored on the 48hr mooring past bridge 131.

Tomorrow we plan to get to Ellesmere Port and visit the National Waterways Museum.


Bates Mill garden.


Looking for sustenance.


Looking back from Hoole Lane Lock.


Entering Chester


City walls



Staircase lock

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