Bath~Taking the Waters

Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan.
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey


… and let’s plan to go boating on the River Avon with Captain Paul!


The Avon enters the west side of Bath through the old industrial area of Locksbrook. The Trail runs alongside Weston – or ‘Dutch’ Island where the Dutch workers who were skilled in brassmaking came to work in the early 18th century.

The Avon continues upstream through the elegant city to its source in the Cotswold Hills. The River Avon Trail ends at Pulteney Weir. This is the Head of the Avon Navigation beyond which no boats may pass.

Save money and live on your boat … it is in the English blood, they say.

Life boat (holds 42!) stripped from an old oil tanker is another option.

Wally helps Paul pilot our River Adventures boat.

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About Joy Hendrickson

I am an adherent of the theory that we don't know what we don't know. I enjoy all things literary, visual, mysterious, and just beyond our grasp.
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