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We are off to the Lake District

Never having had a holiday in the Lake District, this was our destination for May - to the south of Cumbria, in a village called Ulpha, to be precise. So, on Friday evening about 6pm we were on our way to Days Inn in Peterborough where we where to stop the night thus saving ourselves 2 hours on our Saturday journey onward to the Lakes. At around 8:20 am on Saturday, we started our journey up the A1 toward Scotch Corner where we intended to turn onto the A66 toward Penrith. The idea being that by travelling so far up the A1 and travelling over the top of the Dales, we could miss most of the built up, busy roads like the M6 and arrive in a less tired state. That was the idea, but the drive down through the Lakes NP was another thing!! Perhaps we will do the M6 on the way home after all!  However, all clouds have a silver lining, and we were able to get a few pictures (above) before reaching our destination for the week.  Our cottage for the week. The owner

A view of Chester - Part 1 of 2

One of the first places we passed on our way to Chester town centre, was some Roman remains. The History of Chester can be dated back to the Romans who named Chester Deva (pronounced Dewa) after the spirit of the River Dee. Roman Chester was considered as important then as Londinium (London). The Romans didn't just create a small fort here, they meant to stay, building a city for their 20th Legion. The Romans built Chester as a strategic position at the centre of Roman Britain, with plans to sail from the River Dee to invade Ireland and North Wales.  In the Roman gardens Part of the Chester Roman Amphitheatre - the largest amphitheatre to be found in Britain. The Chester Roman Amphitheatre, was built to serve the fort of Deva. It was used as a multi-purpose entertainment centre for the troops stationed here, and also as a training ground. Installed in 1899, the Eastgate Clock is positioned on the bridge over Eastgate Street in the city of Chester, the