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 really
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