You may recall we had travelled up into Chester for the weekend over the last bank holiday. On that Saturday night the wind got up and AmyJo rocked just like being on the Thames in the Leisure 23 sailing yacht my brother-in-law sailed extensively in that area.
Sunday morning was wet and drizzly but as the day wore on the weather improved so we took ourselves for a stroll and found ourselves overlooking the River Dee not far from where we sail regularly in our Enterprise.
|Our dinghy sailing area on the River Dee|
|Monument to Captain Morgan's destroyed cannon|
In the evening we walked to the Grosvenor park ready to see the outdoor theatre and had a stroll around the park
|Status of the Second Marquee of Westminster|
|Drinks in hand we're ready for the show in front row seats|
|The stage set and ready for the show|
We cruised back to Tattenhall on the Monday in better weather and had a lovely gentle cruise back even the locks seem to helps us through.
On arriving at our berth we found the wind would assist us in reversing onto the mooring. This because the wind held AmyJo's bow downwind but in line with the mooring jetty. I managed with a great deal of luck to reverse onto the berth and even received a complement from a fellow boater who watched us. Little did they know I'd never done that before nor probably be able to perform the manoeuvre as well again :-) Still being a dinghy sailor and wind aware has its advantages sometimes but I do admit to being very relieved all went well as I shut the engine off.