The locks to go down into Chester basin are a staircase of 3 - and all pretty deep. We had a swop around, and Dave did the locks whilst I stayed on the boat. I'd rather Dave control the paddles, and which chamber has to be full or empty - in case I get it wrong. Pretty scary though - looking up at the lock gates holding back thousands of gallons of water!
The towpath along the walls is closed for repair, which makes it very awkward to get off the boat to get to the lock.
Great views though!
Approaching the Mill
Locks up ahead, although this part of the towpath was closed to pedestrians...
... as they repaired a section of wall which had fallen down.
View from the top of the walls
Great sightseeing bus
lots of real ale pubs
and a proper job pasty shop! It'll be hard to drag Dave away.
The new apartment blocks were still under construction the last time we visited, now most are occupied. Apparently, there will be a new CRT service block sited on the right, by the new apartments.
We had a lovely few days wondering round the city, we met up with Bethan for a meal, then Mum and Tony came for a visit. The weather was lovely, and really warm. Dave did his best to visit the real ale pubs, but didn't manage to get round them all!