Not the Wars of the Roses

Our younger daughter, her husband, and their two daughters – The Roses – have annual passes for Warwick Castle and very kindly took us with them for a visit yesterday. We used to live just outside Warwick and two buildings dominate the skyline, the castle and St Mary’s church. Although both parties had travelled from…

365 Project – Day 337

Avonmouth. Avonmouth is the coastal port for Bristol at the mouth of the River Avon. Nowadays as you go over the bridge on the M5 motorway you look down onto the car compounds with rows and rows of cars and vans as this is a major transit point. In earlier times much grain arrived in…

365 Project – Day 318

Pulteney Weir. This is the horseshoe weir in the River Avon in Bath. Normally a gentle waterfall goes over its steps but we’ve had a bit of rain in the West Country over the last few days so it’s got a bit of a spate on. Last winter during the floods you couldn’t actually see…

365 Project – Day 289

Duke Street, Bath. I know that I’ve said it before and I will probably say it again but Bath is a beautiful place to live. I had shopping to do today and as it wasn’t raining and the sun peeped out occasionally of course I took a camera. After a stroll along the River Avon…

365 Project – Day 277

River Avon. I know that I keep on about it but we are on the brink of an outstanding autumn of colours. The hot, dry September have contributed to this and now that the temperature is a little cooler this will help as well. This picture was taken in the water meadows beside the River…

365 Project – Day 266

Avoncliff Aqueduct. Today we took Maude in the car with us to Freshford and went for a walk along the River Avon. This was a delightful walk through grassy fields and a riverside track. Eventually we arrived at Avoncliff where the Kennet and Avon Canal crosses the river on a viaduct and the narrow boat…

365 Project – Day 148

The Bath Boating Station is one of the oldest places in the country to go and hire out a boat to go for a row on the river. On the bank of the River Avon there are skiffs and punts available and, I’m told, a decent restaurant. Their beautiful old boats are traditionally built from…