Cwmbran - Bath - Exeter

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July 13th 2009
Published: July 15th 2009
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Cwmbran - Exeter

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Elke being assisted by friends from London, Ontario to retreive city guide from broken machine
We jumped in the car and left Cwmbran and headed out to Bath.
Once again a little difficult to navigate around with some of the exits at roundabouts unmarked. I have learned that if I can't find the exit that I want...... I just keep circling till I find what I m looking for. I am quite sure that I am making thre locals nuts.
OK now we found Bath... pretty good signs to the long term parking. Let the fun begin. very poor signs to find the big attraction here, the Roman baths. Got on the hop on hop off tour and found the general location.
The wait was worth it!!! The area was excavated starting around the 1800's. A magnificent walk thru the 2000 year old baths and pumping house. We were walking on stones and tiles laid over 2000 years ago. A very detailed self guided tour. Took over 2 hours and we didn't really take the time it deserved.

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standing on 2000 year old tiles

800 year old crooked building

15th July 2009

Bath is THE place to be
Very cool to see actual pictures of Bath. Being a Jane Austen fan, she references this place all the time in her books - everyone in London goes to Bath! - good for what ails you they say. Knowing you both, you're probably drinking up all the history and loving every minute of it. Keep searching for that lobster - it'll be all the more delicious because of the effort. Mmmm, lobster. Dripping with butter (not peanut butter - Lori).

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