THE LAST OF MY TRILOGY ABOUT CHESTER
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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|