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... is the type I used to prefer. Still quite happy with those today. I still don't relish oohing and aahing at treasures behind red-roped off areas. The bridge over the moat, if that's what it was was very steep and the canyon/moat was deep and steep and full of herbiage.
After the first few days when we had help on the locks from volounteers, or were doing the boat lift, we have had to get a ...
They do tours which you pay for, which take you up 200 plus
steps to see the bells, etc, or you can wander most of it for free. That was my
choice. They do suggest a donation though.
In the cathedral is a small ‘court room’ apparently the
oldest example of an ecclesiastical court in Britain. A bit of a different
system to the one we have now. (Photos included).
I had lunch in a ‘Pound Bakery’ where they sell ...
... a narrow spiral staircase to the bell ringing chamber, peered down on the 14th century quire stalls and Victorian organ. From the top I got a photo of the wedding having refreshments in the private courtyard garden.
Got back onto the hop-on bus and went to the River Dee for a 1/2 boat cruise on the 'Lady Diana' then walked back through Grosvenor Park, seeing small squirrels scampering about, to the hotel. Reckon I had filled my day in fairly well. ...
... food. and drinks included. WiFi, which has been slow and ordinary a lot of times, was great and I was able to catch up on my blog, as well as keeping an eye on the scenery, mostly rural.
Arrived 3 1\2 hours later then checked in at the Westminster Hotel which is only a few minutes walk from the railway station. Went and stretched my legs for a while.
(Hotel has a problem with Internet provider tonight.)
... we pulled into the car park as they were about to dock. The day had started off a bit grey & overcast but although a bit cool it was lovely & sunny when we set off along the waterways.
We were going to pass through about 3 locks, an aqueduct & a tunnel as well as stop for lunch somewhere along the way, & we were going to go from Oswestry in Shropshire to Chirk in Wales, before turning around & starting back again.