The afternoon was taken up with walking the city walls. We took every opportunity to divert our attention. There was a band concert at the bandstand alongside the river Dee so we wandered down. There were a lot of motorcycles there but Graham’s attention was taken by the ‘blood bikers’ stand.
After a chat and a sit down listening to the music it was back onto the city walls for the next bit. All the hospitality tents and bits and pieces were being taken down after the races yesterday at the race course.
Onward to the staircase locks for a look-see. We’re not planning to go down them this trip so we’d already turned round in Chester. As our circuit was nearly done, we went for a beer at the pied Bull ( with microbrewery ). It was consolation prize as 17 years ago we tried to visit the Albion for food and beer but were unable to partake. As we passed it today it was closed – they don’t open on Sundays Doh!
The last distraction during our 2 mile walk around the walls was watching a falcon being exercised in the cathederal falconry centre. We assume birds of prey are kept there to keep the pigeon population at a manageable level.
Supper was taken at the Gate of India, on City road, which is an Indian restaurant that Graham fondly remembers from work visits to Chester. It did not dent his memories – delicious.