After seeing Ann and John off at the railway station yesterday we decided to spend the rest of the day moored in the basin at Chester. No sooner had we settled in when we were joined by nb Piston Broke again! – and it was great to catch up with Paul and Lynne and enjoy more “tales of the river bank”. We had a lazy day venturing into the city for a wander round the shops and had a quiet night moored in the basin which was quite full with about 9 boats!.
This morning we reversed back to the water point to fill up. Picture below - it would be nice to have a bendy boat some times.
This plaque commemorating Chester as the birth place of Tom Rolt without whom we would probably not have the 2ooo odd miles of canals which we enjoy today. (what a pity some one has decided it needed a splodge of paint to enhance it)
On leaving the basin we had the good fortune to team up with Buddie and Libbie on Nb Zed to share the 3 staircase locks in Chester and the remaining 5 locks to Beeston – all double locks and infinitely easier with two boats.
Making our way out of Chester and passing under the city walls – very impressive.
Nb Zed and Nb Chance at Chemistry Lock.
Nb Zed stopping to inspect their propeller - we’ve all had to do it.
Beeston Castle - the view from our mooring tonight. Can’t get much better. (moored just before Wharton’s Lock and bridge 108).
12 miles and 8 locks.