|If you look real hard you will see snowdrops on the left,|
and snow/ white stuff on the hills mid shot!
We stopped and had a couple of conflabs about which route to follow, as we had several options; the weather was not too bad, we decided, and agreed which way to go. There was quite a strong wind, but the rain did not reappear, and we even had a glimpse of sunshine.
Many snowdrops to be seen, always a lovely welcome sight, and Sharon stopped in glee at the first fully opened but slightly muddy and forlorn daffodil. The sun also made a bit of an appearance, so quick photo to capture that! The last run into Chester Lakes was a smooth tarmac with a bit of a tailwind, which was a nice end to our morning.
Chester Lakes cafe has changed hands since we last came and, unbeknownst to me, had been moved and significantly downsized. It took me a while to get my bearings from our first visit in Feb 2011, and subsequent visits in November 2013, and the Sports Relief ride in March 2014. Room, if no-one else came, for 23. It is a good job we had a smaller turn out, and we struggled to find space, filling the last 10 seats with ours. It worked out OK, and the staff were pleasant and helpful.
Parting of the ways from the cafe back - Linda and Sharon headed into deepest Wales and we came back via Lache Lane, Handbridge and the Groves, to the canal by Barton Rouge (quick advert for our curry night 21/2/18) where Helen left us.
I arrived home in bright sunshine!