Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August, 2016 in Chester.
A spectacular sunrise greeted us. We were moored beside a golf course, which (strangely) had clearly been abandonned.
He was eager to help with the locks and to learn how they worked. He helped M with the very stiff paddles after M showed him what to do. When we got to the top of the locks, we invited him on board as we sailed around the corner to our mooring.
We moored in the same place under the city walls as we had done on the way down and walked into the Cathedral. The service was lovely and pleasingly well attended. The visiting choir from Peterborough Cathedral sang beautifully and the Thomas Tallis was exquisite (if quite short).
The Cathedral is an imposing structure, built of local standstone, with a magnificent wooden ceiling.
We had walked the City walls before but decided that we would like to walk them at night. So, we set off at dusk. The Victorian Clock looked lovely in the twilight.
The former Shot Tower was even more impressive in the sunshine.
In the city centre, a sad comparison between the beautiful old building, now a thriving Boots store...
On Sunday: 3 miles, 3 locks and 1.8 hours.
Trip: 291 miles, 211 locks and 214.4 hours.