We visited Bath this weekend, and it was gorgeous. Sunny and autumnal – my favourite weather.
The weir below Pulteney Bridge is mesmering, with the water above it like an infinity pool.
The tiny shops (not much more than a metre from front to back) on Pulteney Bridge have wonderful views out over the river. This photograph was taken right through the shop from outside.
This medlar tree was laden with fruit – we were looking down onto it from above. They are very strange-looking – rather like gigantic hawthorn fruits. I haven’t ever eaten one – you have to leave them to ‘blet’, which effectively means, to rot. Which sounds rather dubious.
On Friday night we had an excellent meal at the Circus restaurant (spiced pumpkin soup followed by lemon sole – mmmmmm). On Saturday morning, I was determined to go for a pre-breakfast run (ok, walk/jog) which was a bit of a challenge as I’d not slept too well from eating so much. However, it was a beautiful sunny morning, and I ran a little way alongside the River Avon.
I found a lovely paved labyrinth to jog round.
I didn’t quite complete the labyrinth, as I was distracted by the sight of this fine gentleman.
After Bath, we stopped off at Westonbirt Arboretum to see the autumn foliage display. The Acers (Japanese maples) were lovely, even though it wasn’t sunny when we were there.
It was £9 per person to get into the arboretum, but I think we had our money’s worth for the wonderful colours. I have seen reviews on Trip Advisor saying that it was expensive, and more or less complaining that an arboretum only had trees in, which seemed a bit unreasonable. Though, admittedly, when we visited Westonbirt once before, many years ago, there were sculptures in amongst the trees, and it did add to the interest.