Sunday, 25 May 2014

Christleton to Chester

Friday 23rd May 

Today was our 22nd wedding anniversary and James did our traditional brekkie of beans and egg on his nice home made toasted rolls. It was pouring with rain so we stayed put until around lunchtime when it eased off a bit. The forecast for the rest of the afternoon was sun and showers so we both put on our waterproof coats and trousers in anticipation knowing we had a few locks to do and sods law being the heavens would open in the middle of doing a lock and neither of us being able to do anything - so we were prepared.

We passed through the first two locks with all being well, huge group of teenagers went by all wearing t-shirts or little summer dresses, I felt very overdressed in my jumper, fleece and full waterproofs. By the time we finished the third lock the rain started so we were both glad to have gone out prepared. The fourth and fifth locks were done in torrential rain, leaving James paddling on the back deck where the drain holes couldn't cope with the amount of water. 

Tarvin Lock - our third today

And the last lock of the day - not raining too much now

Then it was the home straight to our mooring in Chester with the rain easing just a bit, we stopped just before bridge 123c. 

Approaching Chester

And moored up

Not many photos today there was far too much rain to keep getting the camera out.

2.5 miles and 5 locks
Total 203.75 miles and 132 locks


  1. Congratulations on your anniversary - Happy Days.
    Looks like it's your turn now to be in my spot now, is that mooring just before a grotty pub, with the road leading up to Tesco's ?

    1. Hi Jacquie, thank you. Nearly at the same spot, we're at the bridge just before that, the grotty pub has been refurbished, looks quite nice from the outside but we haven't been in yet. xx