Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Keeping Active

On 11th April I got my bicycle out for the first time since moving to Crewe to travel down to the Wistaston Memorial Hall to play chess in one of the U3A (University of the Third Age) groups. But I didn't get the energy to try it again on the 18th or 25th, partly because of rain and partly other attractions (e.g. World Snooker Championship).

Today 30th April I was due to go to the Leighton Hospital for a scan on my eye, but had a phone call yesterday cancelling it due to the doctor being unwell. Since it was a fine day I made a sudden decision to use my Senior train card for the first time this year for a visit to Chester, which is one stop away, a journey of about 20 minutes.

Chester is an immaculately maintained city, and clearly sign-posted. Having looked at a map before setting out which gave an idea of the layout, I had a good walk around, across the Canal, through the Grosvenor Park, down to the River Dee where I sat to watch the boats and ducks for a while. Then back through the town to see the Roman Amphitheatre and the Roman Gardens, which is a modern reconstruction, and a walk along part of the Roman City Walls. Steep steps up and down and a narrow walkway. Then after a meal a walk back along the river and through the Park.

I feel better for the exercise. So should also get back to swimming some time soon.