Blogs from Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe - page 3


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath February 2nd 2014

I found it hard and painful to adjust to my new life during the first two days in England. Every time I do anything, I would be comparing it to the way things are at home (Vancouver). Vancouver suddenly seemed so much better, nicer, cleaner, friendlier.... Then, I realized that as a traveler, this is the exact kind of mindset that would hinder the fuller experience of moving away from home. I need to keep my mind open, and learn to walk as the Roman's walk (metaphorically). London has bad air. I'm not going to lie. Makes me appreciate just how lucky I am to live in a country (Canada) with fresh air that doesn't fill my nostrils with soot. But now that I am in Bath, things are a bit better. The countryside definitely has ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath December 28th 2013

Thanks to our signing on with we were able to have a wonderful time in Bath, about 100 miles west of London. Fortunately for us 2 cats, Winston and Ellie needed someone to take care of them from December 16 – 27th so we also got a much needed “cat fix”. With train travel in the UK being so prevalent we hopped on in London at 9:30AM and we were in Bath by 11AM. After having a nice visit with Hazel, the home owner and meeting Ellie & Winston, the cats, we decided to take advantage of the nice weather and head into town. The Kennett & Avon Canal is very close by and the path along it ran right into the town of Bath – a nice way to start our explorations. After picking ... read more
The footpath along the canal
What Day is Christmas?
Community Gardens

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath November 20th 2013

Well A lot has happened since my last epistle. When you left me last I was getting ready for the next leg. The 12 and 1/2 hours to heathrow was bearable considering the digs, but it is still tiring. Gaynor's aunt met us at Heathrow and escorted us to the tube to take us to South Harrow, which included a change of trains at stations which are not designed for people with enough luggage to comfortably justify an explanation of " Oh, yes we are moving house, why do you ask?" But an hour later we were at South Harrow station and following Aunty Gaynor for what seemed like an interminably amount of passageways, fire doors interspersed with left and right hand turns. For 2 people, jetlagged, it was confusing, to the point that we actually ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath August 21st 2013

Monday, August 19 Off to Bath today by train. It was a 2 1/2 hour ride through beautiful countryside and past quaint, and some ancient, towns and villages. Arriving in Bath was like going back in time about 500 years. Little in this city has changed since then! We are in Bath to visit Kelsey Strass and Mark Parsons and also for the historical sightseeing within Bath and for a tour to Stonehenge. The city was first established as a spa with the Latin name, Aquae Sulis ("the waters of Sulis") by the Romans sometime in the AD 60s about 20 years after they had arrived in Britain. They built baths and a temple on the surrounding hills of Bath in the valley of the River Avon around hot springs. Edgar was crowned king of England ... read more
A street in Bath
Sally Lunn house
The Roman Baths

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath July 17th 2013

Testing out the blog to see if it works?! Feel free to read or ignore, please don't judge me on my spelling or grammar (MUM). This will be a little diary of my antics which i will update as often as I can, mainly because my memory is pants and if I don't write stuff down then I won't remember the places, people or sites I've seen!! As I am starting off with Lisa Webb I am sure there will be more than one story to tell... Mich x... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath June 11th 2013

Day 29 – Bath Had my lovely run along the harbour this morning and then it was onto BATH!!! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time and I was not disappointed. It’s a lovely city built in a valley so you get great views of it from the hilltops. Every building has been made with Bath stone and there is no other place that looks quite like it. We jumped on the hop on/hop off bus and had the big tour. We drove past The Circle, The Royal Crescent and all the other important landmarks. Once we’d made the loop we had a wander and went to the Jane Austen museum. It’s quite small but I found out lots of information about her. We were in paid parking so didn’t stay in ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath May 26th 2013

Mark had booked Avon Guest House on Pulteney Road. It was quite easy for us to find the hotel on 11 May 2013. The hotel owner gave warm and friendly welcome to us, and explained us that there were a number of historic buildings within the walking distance in Bath. After having a rest, we walked to the town centre. We popped in Bath Abbey and looked round the inside. There was a special exhibition of handmade needlework with the theme of “Praising God”, all of which looked very interesting. We popped in the gift shop and I bought a present for my husband. I decided to walk towards to Royal Crescent. We followed on Gay Street via Queen Square and Jane Austen Centre, and walked uphill towards the Circus. There were quite a few tourists ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath May 26th 2013

The weather forecast of 14 May wasn’t very promising. We tried to make most of it. We walked along the riverside walk towards Pulteney Bridge. As planned, we looked round the Victoria Art Gallery. The gallery possessed excellent collections of Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Modern, and Contemporary masterpieces, sculptures, Bristol glassworks and porcelain, and wonderful sketches and landscape of Bath and Bristol. It was, once again, free entry and we felt it was very generous of the Custodian to offer free entry public entry. Mark treated me to the special exhibitions of Henry Moore and abstract photographs. We had cream tea in the tea room for lunch. Unfortunately, it started raining from the mid morning and it continued till next day’s morning. After the lunch, we went to the bus station and caught the bus for Corsham ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath May 12th 2013

Geo: 51.3814, -2.35745Three locations, three people. Dan joined Nat and I today for a bus tour out of Victoria Coach Station. It was a relatively early start, getting up at 7 and getting on a coach at about 8.30. Dan met us at the coach station polishing off the remains of a Subway breakfast. It would be about our most expensive day to date, but it was the best way to get to three out of the way destinations, hassle free. Well, relatively hassle free anyway. Our tour company, Golden Tours was disorganised and a bit of a dssappointment. Seven years ago I did the same tour with the same company. Back then, it was cheaper and more efficient. It was hectic on arrival and people appeared almost randomly rushing for buses. There were people from ... read more
Castle Gate
Kris Castle
Windsor Castle Shot

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath May 11th 2013

An diesem Tag habe ich mir nach ausgiebigem englischem Frühstück das römische Bad in Bath genauer angesehen. Anschließend bin ich noch zum sogenannten Royal Crescent gegangen, einem alten Halbkreis aus Wohngebäuden. Danach habe ich mich nach einem neuen Trolley umgesehen, weil meiner kaputt gegangen war. Ich habe aber keinen guten gefunden und abends im Hotel meinen alten geflickt. Ich war auch noch in einem Starbucks.... read more
Im römischen Bad.
Gutes englisches Frühstück.
"The Royal Crescent".

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