Day trip to Bath!
Trip Start Apr 18, 2008
20Trip End Jul 2008
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We made the most of the cost and sat on some empty chairs in a very empty carriage in first class (hey there were no seat numbers on our ticket so we thought to make us feel better we will just play the dumb tourist act)!!!hehehehehehehehehehe LOL the conductor came and told us we hadnt paid for first class tickets (der
Anyway on to Bath we went, and it was a lovely sunny day! Bath is quite a touristy town but still very nice and maybe lots tourists because it was a Saturday and they had markets in the street! Had a wander up and down the streets and got some yummy fresh strawberries at the market!
Went to the Roman Baths, which were as impressive as we had imagined. Unbelievable to imagine people so long ago being able to build what they did! And so bizarre that in such a cold place like the UK, they have hot like 48 degree celcius springs! A very interesting history lesson was had! We learnt that probably under where residents of Bath live, there is probably many more ruins of great significance, as the actual Roman Baths are 6 metres under the present day street level! But obviously to find the other ruins, would involve digging up the whole town.
They had already knocked down a shopping area and carpark to excavate under it for any old ruins or relics, and if nothing to significant was found in terms of buildings, they would rebuild over the top again and any relics found would go to the Roman Bath museum
Unfortunately didn't get to drink any of the spring water - which is supposed to be very good for you as we spent so long in the museum part, that by the time we got to it, they had shut it for a function that evening! Oh well bit of a bummer but we touched the special water! The water in the pools in some areas, doesn't look so great as it has iron ore deposits that leach through and leave big orange sort of algae spots in some sections of the water and all the minerals leave a funky smell! So not drinking it (it was treated though) :-) was ok, but i suppose would have added to the whole experience! But some of the other tourists who finished at the same time as us were very upset and were going to demand a refund, as they had a big bottle they wanted to fill for the whole family. Saw an Indian family outside topping up a toddler's sippa cup with the water!
Afterwards went for a walk down towards the river in bath, got pictures of Bath Abbey, And found an absolutely beautiful public garden on the river banks. We have never seen such beautiful vibrant tulips in a variety of colours, before - was absolutely stunning. Then it was back to London!