Yesterday we completed the final 4 miles and 5 locks, dropping about 35 ft. into Chester. We managed to pair up with a hire boat for the locks making life easier, however the Danish crew didn't have much of clue and spent a lot of time standing around looking lost.
Our mooring in Chester is just below the city walls and close to the centre. However we have discovered that this place seems to be a hang out for drinkers and vagrants. Last night someone got into the cratch area and obviously used it as shelter while they smoked and drank (their own stuff). They also had a good look around the storage in that area but found nothing of use to them so took nothing and did no damage apart from the mess. I reckon that some boaters must keep their booze in that area and these people know that.