The Avon River runs through the city of Bath. It has a really nice walking path that meanders through parks, residential areas, and connects with the Kennet Avon Canal. The kids and I walked along the Avon River one afternoon, then showed Uwe our discoveries.
|The Hub and the kids walking carefully along the river.|
|Where the river and canal meet.|
One afternoon we took a boat ride from Bath to Bath Hampton on the Avon River. We had read that you could walk back along the Kennet Avon Canal....so we gave it a go. The boat ride was so peaceful and lush with green.
At the Mill they dropped us off and we were on our own to get back. After asking a local, they directed us toward the village and the canal. We walked along a little country road, in which, my little city girl was just mortified by the bugs, the smells, the country-ness of it all. She did better once we got by the canal and she could throw rocks. *whew* I was a bit fearful that she would be against all things country. The hour long hike back was just wonderful. Sheep grazed in pastures, long boats docked along the banks, rocks were thrown, and the view of the city of Bath was just spectacular.
A few more pics from our walk along the canal. I loved the buildings, the flowers (and I'm not a huge flower person), and well, just the beauty of nature.
I can't mention rivers and not talk about bridges, now can I? Well, just one. The Pulteney Bridge is the famous bridge that crosses the Avon River in Bath. I believe the style of the bridge makes it famous, but what do I know about architecture? Not much, but I did make my kids sit and draw it...well, they had to draw something that they saw while sitting on the bench at the little park.
|"Seagull" by Marcus.|