A blog about our big adventure on our narrowboat 'Amarantine'
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Bristol and S.S. Great Britain
S.S. Great Britain
We have just spent the last few days in Bristol. What a really nice place it is. The weather wasn't kind to us and the wind, rain and cold did dampen our visit a little.
We wandered round the old town and found a pub with a Jazz band playing, which was quite unusual.
The hightlight was definitely a visit to see S.S. Great Britain. This ship is fantastic and has a really interesting story spanning 160 years since it was built. It is now back on the sight where it was built in a dry dock. You can walk round the ship and see what it was like to travel on her and the museum goes through all the history. It is the best visitor centre we have ever been to and well worth a visit. Very good value for money on the entrance and the cafe didn't rip us off either.
View from our mooring in Bristol Harbour
Its nice to sit and watch all the ships, boats and canoes etc in the harbour, you never get bored. There are even a few oddities like a galleon!!
We have turned around and are now heading back towards Reading and the Thames. Tonite we are back in Bath, moored in a quiet spot between locks. Well it is quiet as far as cars etc go but very lively with hire boats locking. I have a feeling we will be on the bottom of the canal if any more boats go through tonite and let any more water out!!
Married to Ken and newly retired. We fitted out our own boat in 2006 and have been playing ever since. Although we have been down to our boat every weekend, this year we are taking the plunge and going serious cruising.