Monday, 18 April 2011

Chester......................... the weir on the River Dee

THE LAST OF MY TRILOGY ABOUT CHESTER

Please take your time to scroll down my blog to read the last two posts.

 The River Dee is about 70 miles long and rises in Wales.  
Chester is close to the coast and as such the River Dee is tidal. 
The water level rises and falls are made more noticeable because of the weir built to power Corn mills.
The tide was in as I arrived in Chester at the weekend but when I left it was in full flow.
Just a hint of the weir......the white line below the marker
Chester was once a Roman Fort...... Castra Deva
Cormorants are often seen feeding on the Dee
As the tide recedes.......
.......the weir emerges
a great balancing act......
...... and plenty of perches on the river for the gulls
Chester's famous waterfront
The River Dee is one of Chester's highlights for tourists and of course wildlife.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO READ THE LAST TWO POSTS
TO SEE MORE ABOUT CHESTER
Click on the image below to see some beautiful birds from all over the world.

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31 comments:

Dave said...

Lovely post Andrew. Unfortunatly I have spent too many drunken hours in Chester.... usualy at the race course, although I do recall a school trip (I was living in Winsford at the time)when we visited the Roman museum and ampitheatre.

A place with incredible history

texwisgirl said...

neat place!

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew..Great series of posts on a lovely tour and history of Chester!!
You do a wonderful job with these sort of post!!
My Best..Grace

Adam Tilt said...

I've only ever been to Chester zoo but it certainly looks like Chester itself is worth a visit.

Frank said...

Thanks for the continuing history lesson Andrew.

joo said...

I really enjoyed your Chester trilogy, Andrew!

BirdingMaine said...

Very nice photo series. Excellent blog!

mick said...

Beautiful photos of the river and weir - the birds were a great extra for that scenery. I read the two previous posts as well and they are so interesting. All that documented history is fascinating.

jo©o said...

Oh you worked hard on showing us around your city. Very detailed and interesting set of posts.

I have fond memories of the place and used to walk the walls endlessly. Such a good way to see everything.

Springman said...

I took your advise and read the two previous posts and I'm sure glad I did. Thank you for a dazzling walk around your incredible town. I don't think a N. American like myself appreciates the passage of time like you do. A long time ago is a hundred years for me. To think of Romans establishing your town in the first century is mind boggling. May it prosper two-thousand years more!

Bill S. said...

Great series. It is always fun to read and enjoy history and nature mixed. Great three posts.

bailey-road.com said...

Great posts and a wonderful tour of Chester! I love the pictures of the birds along the River Dee!

Carletta said...

I scrolled all the way down to your last WBW post. :)
What a great photo series you've shared in both picture and word!

NicoleB said...

That's a beautiful place!
I would have never guessed there are Cormorants there though :D

Gary said...

Another great tour Andrew. Too bad it's the end of this particuliar one. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Mike Mottram said...

Hi Andrew

It should not be long till the Badgers are comfortable with noises around the sett and I have just got to take the bench we made and it should be a month and we can give directions and meet you down there one evening at about 7.00pm so you can get some photos.

Any waders at Hadyns pool yet as I wish to film the BTGodwits?

regards

Mike

Amila Kanchana said...

Stunning views of the river,the Pigeon couple is so nice!

Sondra said...

It looks to be a beautiful spot to watch birds and enjoy other activities!!!

Marias Teater said...

I am very found of your trylogi about Chester - mixed with nice birds pictures. See you!

Bob Bushell said...

Good pictures of Chester, I wish I was there.

eileeninmd said...

What a great series on Chester. Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing your lovely River Dee and its wildlife.

Tammy said...

We were in Whales about this time last year and enjoyed it very much. We found it to be rich in culture, something we lack here in the states.

Nice series :)

Fotokarusellen said...

Thanks for comments. You are giving us a great post and nice pictures.
Have a nice easter.

EmptyNester said...

As always a most enjoyable read accompanied by excellent photos!

Jean said...

Thanks for giving us a look at this interesting and historical place. One day...I would love to see it for myself.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Andrew, this is a wonderful place to visit. Thank you for the prompt to scroll down -- all three posts were fascinating separately and perfect together. I would love to visit Chester. (I can imagine you as a child running to see the cobweb picture -- that's amazing and I think I would do the same thing at my advanced age!

Thank you for sharing your visit -- I love learning history in this way. (And again, thank you for the scroll-down prompt. I am so mesmerized by your beautiful daffodil header picture that I almost forget sometimes to read the post I came for!)

JM said...

Beautiful place and great composition on top.

holdingmoments said...

Went back through the previous two posts Andrew; what a lovely place Chester looks. I've not visited there before, but you've captured the place beautifully.

Dianne said...

Some of these are so funny. Love the 2 pidgeons stood back to back as if they have had a row.

phylliso said...

Love the series on Chester,your pictures are so beautiful.phyllis

Larry said...

Great series on Chester Andrew! What a gorgeous place. the old brick and stonework is just amazing. I imagine the sound of the water flowing over the weir is beautiful too. Plus you get to see all the birds along the river. I really liked the reflection shot of the Cormorant.