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Before we got to Chester we walked up to, and around, the ruins of Beeston Castle. It tried to rain on us as you will see from some of the photos. It was a short trek uphill, wander around and through a bit of woodland whilst we waited for them to open up, then trek down again back to the canal. The castle was visible from miles around (That's probably the nature of most castles, I suppose). It was well ...
... of the river and also has this wonderful canal. It has heaps of lovely old
buildings again, cobbled streets, a cathedral, and ruins. Also lots of the afore mentioned op shops.
But I didn’t buy a new raincoat. Our exchange rate (thanks Mr Rabbit gggrrrrrr)
is poor so things here work out a bit more costly than they were doing last
time we came.
In the cathedral they currently have an ‘Alice in Wonderland
‘ display. (photos ...
Weather: Coolish, sunny periods.
Time to explore this heritage city. Walked to the Tourist Info office in the Town Hall and bought a Hop on hop off bus ticket combined with a boat cruise. The bus tour with live commentary lasted an hour without me getting off. Not too many straight streets. It was very interesting, but of course too much for my brain to retain. Set on the River Dee, close to the border of Wales. Founded as a Roman fort in ...
Weather: Edinburgh-Cool, cloudy. Chester-Sunnier, warmer.
Time to move on, but no hurry this morning. I was on a winner this time - when I bought my ticket the previous day the cheapest offer I got was First class Edinburgh to Crewe, then only one class for the remaining short journey! Got 12 51pm train from Edinburgh, heading south-west to Carlisle, then south to Crewe where I changed.First class was very ...
Graham's Dad's cousin - Blodwen, turned 100 years old today. She was born the day after WW1 started. She was a young teenager when she remembers Graham's father leaving for Australia. We had a small celebration with her husband of 30 years who is in the Nursing Home with her, her daughter, relatives and staff. After a sherry, we cut the cake. A great achievement...Congratulations ...