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  • Day5


    May 15, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Nach einer eher unspektakulären Autofahrt mir hohem Verkehrsaufkommen haben wir unser Nachtquartier erreicht. Auf einer weitläufigen grünen Wiese mit großartigen Ausblick auf den See Coneston Water hatten wir das Gefühl im wilden Westen gelandet zu sein. Einfach wunderbar! ♥️🐑🌍Read more

  • Day4

    Last minute pimping...

    May 14, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    De achterste demper zonder functie heeft een oversteek van de rivier niet overleefd.... weg ermee dan maar. Gelukkig een handige teamgenoot 😂

  • Day113

    Anderton Boat Lift

    August 22, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Boat lifts were used if there wasn't enough room for a staircase lock to be built. This one, called Cathedral of the Canals, was built in 1875 between the river Weaver and the canal. It has two caissons (tanks) of water in which the boats float. Then the lift brings the boat 50 feet to the next level.Read more

  • Day5

    The Parrys have Landed

    June 10, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Hello from Frodsham, England
    The Parrys have assembled.
    Mike and I had a long but smooth journey via Frankfurt then back to Manchester. ( long explanation than involves not wanting to fly Rouge). Al and Natalie met us and we had a fairly quiet first couple of days that included the required first trip to pub to help with jet-lag. Mike assures me this is evidence-based- [picture enclosed]. On Sunday morning , very bright and early , the Parrys from Whitehorse and Ottawa arrived bleary-eyed but smiling. Natalie and Al have been the perfect hosts and they filled everyones’ bellies with porridge, toast and bacon upon arrival. Sounds like Air Transat was fine to travel with but they didn’t waste extra money on a hot breakfast . We all managed a walk in the fields and some shut eye before we headed out to pub for a rendezvous with Al’s sons Dan and Mike and their families. It was a great evening with lots of laughter and photographs. Mike and Rian brought Welsh soccer shirts and hats for the boys which they have been proudly sporting. Tara mentioned over and over just how nice it was to see her cousins again and to meet their families. We returned to Al’s place for the “after party. “. Then we all crashed for a long rest last night. Rogan was first up at 5 am and completed a workout before the rest of us got up. He is committed to his training for paddling this summer.
    Today after another hardy breakfast we headed into Chester. Mike led the group to see the old Roman city walls. We then headed into Wales with a stop at another great pub The Eagle and Child for lunch. More large plates of hearty food including huge, stacked hamburgers. The boys are in heaven! We visited the village of Meliden and found the graves of Mike’s Aunty Joyce and Uncle Bill. Some of you will have met Mike’s Aunty Joyce. She died only 2 years ago. We also found Mike’s Grandparents’ grave in the church cemetery. Finally, we climbed the Gop ( a large hill) where Mike’s parents ashes were scattered. Beautiful views over Wales from the top. So it was a day for Mike to share his stories and memories. Tara, Ryan, Niki and I also have some memories from the area and it was nice to go back.
    We now have two rental cars. Ryan and Mike are driving with Niki and I taking the lead as navigators. Some of the Welsh laneways we were on today were very, very narrow and the car alerts were beeping often. Tomorrow we load up and head to the Snowdonia area. Unfortunately, weather forecast is not looking great for the “big Parry Mount Snowdon ascent” planned for Wednesday.
    More to follow from Bedgelert.
    Hope all is well at home.
    I’ll send pictures in a couple of batches.
    Love Heather (Mom) xx
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  • Day28

    Trevor, Wales and Chester, England

    September 16, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We didn't have far to travel from Wrexham to Liverpool so visited the Pontsycyllte Aqueduct in Trevor, Wales. Incredible structure sitting 126 feet (38 metres) over the River Dee at its central point. The Aqueduct has a walkway and a narrow iron canal trough which is just wide enough to fit a narrow boat. We walked across the Aqueduct and watched a narrow boat and some canoes navigate there way across.

    We then had a short drive to Chester, England which has the only complete Roman walled city in Britain. We walked the two miles around the red sandstone walls stopping off to have a cruise on the River Dee and watch the first race of the day at the racecourse from the city wall. The city wall overlooks the racecourse. The Chester Cathedral is an enormous building that has been enlarged over time from its original form.
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  • Day101

    Porters Row Houses

    August 10, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    These row houses were built in the 1830s and used by various workers and their familes. Each one is furnished to represent a different time period in which they were lived.

    In the 1830s there was no running water, electricity, or gas, yet it was considered a comfortable working class home of that time.

    In the early 1900s home, there was gas lighting and running cold water. A flush toilet is in the back yard! The parlor was only used for special occasions.
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  • Day101

    Porters Row Houses, continued

    August 10, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    In the 1930s, electricity and a gas stove were added. The parlor was used more often, such as on Sundays and holidays. The wireless became popular.

    In the 1950s a small black and white TV was a luxury. Labor saving devices include hot and cold running water, an electric stove, vacuum cleaner, and hand-agitated washing machine.Read more

  • Day101

    National Waterways Museum

    August 10, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Ellesmere Port is located where the Shropshire Union canal meets the Manchester ship canal. There are docks, locks, stables, cottages and canal basins. The museum includes one of the greatest collections of historic boats in the world. We learned about how canal boats were built and what it was like to live and work in the canals system.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CHW, Западный Чешир и Честер, Західний Чешир і Честер

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