To day 30 162 miles,144 locks, 26 swing/lift bridges and 8 cappuccinos- latest being Bath.
We are now in Bath and the last 6 miles where we were above the River Avon valley were magnificent in its full spring colour. The final few miles as we reached Bath and saw its houses on the other side of the valley in their ruch creamey brown colour made all the trip worthwhile.
The only thing now is that Anne has strained a musle in her buttock which is making walking very dificult(although I get to rub in the ointment). Her dad has also gone into hospital although I have just heard that he should be out tomorrow. We hired her a car and she has gone back to see him for a few days.Leaving me a list of jobs to do including fixing the sink waste which doesn't flow out!!!. I have added it to my list of external painting jobs - it will be interesting to see how much gets done,or will the attractions of Bath be irrisistable!!.
Due to Anne's muscle problem we have decided not to go to Bristol which involves another 13 locks including some larger ones on the river. Hopefully this will enable it to get better ready for the trip back down the K&A. It may also mean that she will need to do the steering into the locks and I will do the gates.Something she is not looking forward to- although it becomes easier with practise. I have done this entry with now check by my checker so apologis for hany mistacks.
My mooring tonight by bridge 188 Bathwick Hill which is a 10 minute walk into the centre of Bath.
Looking down the river from Pulteney Bridge to the weir which we will not be going down to moor near.
Lovely spring colours across the valley