We went to Chester today on a day trip. It looked fine as we were setting off but showers were forecast so we took our macs and umbrella just in case.
The coach dropped us off near the Chester Ampitheatre where we met our friend Maureen.
After briefly watching the mock Roman soldiers we made our way into St. John Street where we had tea and sandwiches at the Wesley Methodist Church There was an art exhibition on inside the church but the best art in our opinion was the stained glass window.
Later we made our way into Grosvenor Park. It seemed full of very playful squirrels that were not afraid of venturing up close.
We followed a path that we thought would lead down to the river and went past this little building with a fish on top.
Instead of going towards the river it ended in four steps too steep for the wheelchair to negotiate. We had no option but to back-track. It was then we spotted this squirrel in a waste bin.
We found the path that did lead down towards the river under an old stone archway.
As we got past there the heavens opened and we quickly donned our coats and unfurled umbrellas. We thought we'd try for a river trip but unlike the last time we came they didn't have a ramp to allow access to the boat.
We went along to The Boat House for a late lunch. It is a large pub and has a splendid setting overlooking the Dee. The staff were friendly. The food was very expensive. Fish chips and peas cost £6.99 and we split the one meal between the three of us. The chips were luke-warm. To be fair they offered us some more chips but we made do. They didn't have pots of tea, only small cups at more than a pound a cup.
Nevertheless it was a good day out despite the mixed weather and a few disappointments.
Up in town I took a photograph of this toilet. I wanted to compare it with one posted recently on Cologne Daily Photo. It may just be the angle, but this looks larger than the one in Germany. That is a Royal Mail cycle parked outside it.