At last the wind has dropped. For the last 6 days it’s been blowing a gale, but today it’s calm. We took a last tour around the harbour taking in the sights, topped up with water, had a pumpout ( a very reasonable £9.20) and headed out of the city. The Avon valley is
We have been here five days now. It’s really lively and bustling, Bristolians make great use of the waterside. Various family members and friends have visited, unfortunately due to the high winds we haven’t been able to take them for a trip round the harbour.
We are staying here for a week, with various visitors çoming at different times, but today we were on our own. To start the day off we walked all the way round the harbour area ( about 3 miles). We called in at the visitors centre at Underfall yard – very interesting. The afternoon was
19 miles 13 locks After 4 rivers, 2 canals, 164 miles and 141 locks we have arrived. We set off at 7:30 intending only to go as far as the Sainsbury’s moorings on the Avon in Bath. The weather wasn’t too bad, but fairly windy as we dropped down the Widcombe flight onto the river.
We have been here for three days. It’s a great place to moor, though there is some noise from the clubs and bars. Bristol’s harbourside is very much at the heart of the city’s social life. Up until the nineteen sixties it was a busy working docks, but the tidal nature of the river Avon
Well we are here at last! It’s been a really great day, the weather has been warm with blue skies, though the strong wind hasn’t helped at times. We set off around seven and descended the Widcombe flight in Bath. One of the locks here is 19 feet deep, making it one of the deepest