LCC River Dee Farndon to Chester – Saturday 3.11.18
6 of us headed from Farndon down to Sandy Lane at Chester. There was a strong tail wind which pushed us along from time to time. We were amazed by the variety and sheer number of river side shacks and sheds (aka holiday homes) on raised up above the flood plain along the river banks just below Farndon. One would make an ideal overnight camp spot for a club trip if anyone has a contact in the area.
The Autumnal colours were fantastic withal shades of red, brown, yellow and green on display. Cormorants, heron, kingfishers, fancy looking ducks and couple of swans watched our passage downstream. We stopped for lunch just opposite the Iron Bridge at Eaton Hall. Brews were made with a variety of stoves. We soon set off again past the Grosvenor Estate but there were no deer to see by the river today. The car park and canoe launching spot of Eccleston Ferry was on the left before we entered the outskirts of Chester. This is a great little trip for kayaks and open boats for anyone wanting to do a local trip but yet feel like they are out in the sticks.