ACR |Travel Tip: Sometimes you do not have to travel far to feel like you are getting away. Even ‘playing tourist’ in your own backyard can be a fun way to see the world with eyes renewed. While you are dreaming up your next vacation, fuel your wanderlust by sharing the close destinations near to where you live!
This week for Travel Tuesday I wanted to share a nearby town to Bath, called Bradford on Avon. It is a lovely place to visit if you are coming to Bath for a visit and quite a number of great places to see within the town. I am looking forward to sharing my favourite spots in Bradford on Avon with you and I begin with a walk down to the canal. You can walk, ride bikes, or even float down the canal in a canoe or kayak. This is something my family took adavantage of along the canals near our home outside of Bath this past summer. You never know what you might find or who you will run into when visiting the canals. Though I secretly hope to run into Johnny Depp’s character from Chocolat.
We were surprised upon finding one of the cutest cafes along the canal in Bradford on Avon and stopped in one evening just for desserts. At the Lock Inn Cafe you have a vast array of choices of where you can choose to sit and eat. Perhaps the picnic tables out front or nestled inside the pub. There are also many great places to choose from outside that can either be great for soaking up the rays of sun, or when you need a little shelter from the rain and cold. What could be more romantic than sitting in the cafe’s own canal boat for a dinner for two? My boys chose one of the cute cabins that holds one table each and we were glad to find that heating was also provided to keep us all toasty.
We rested our feet and enjoyed a pot of tea as you do when you are living in England. We each chose a different dessert and then we shared them in twos. Despite the cold the boys opted for ice cream and my husband and I chose a crumble and spotted dick both covered in warm sweet custard. While the desserts were simply lovely, the Lock Inn Cafe has a wonderful array of foods for any time of the day. Which means we will just have to go back to the canal to try out some of their other menu favourites when we are next in Bradford on Avon.
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Today has been quite a different Sunday for us. Ryan had to go into work for several hours today and I am preparing to go into town and do something I have not done in ten years. Amongst all the feelings of anxiousness I am looking back at how last Sunday went down. We went to church and then decided to walk into town. On our way we stopped into Bathhampton for lunch at the George. It is situated perfectly against the Canal and the beautiful river boats. Being Sunday we ordered the roast for four and accompanied it with a jug of Pims for the grownups. With all the lovely sun we have been having lately, it made for a perfect end to our weekend. I love when our weekends are about relaxation. Since we went on an eight hour country walk yesterday, my legs and feet are definitely feeling it this morning. It makes me hope I can get in a little of this relaxing luxury from last weekend sometime later today.
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Day 28, Tuesday: Only Pictures
For today’s post I share with you just a few…because my family knows I took so many…photographs from our Saturday which was spent in the town of Freshford. We went on a country walk throughout the town and countryside with dinner at the pub in town. Six hours later it was time to go home but we had a fifty minute wait until the next train home. We decided to not wait and take a two and half hour walk back home along the Avon Canal to Bath. It was a beautiful day and we spent most of it walking and enjoying the sunshine. Without further adieu here is my post in only photos.
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