On Monday morning we were ready to go into the K&A but the weather was saying otherwise. It rained, heavily. About lunch time there was a break in the cloud and the sun shone, so we entered into the canal, Lock 7 OK, then Deep Lock. Judy & I were on our own. I had to help open the lock gate, then go back on board to move into the lock. I had to rope on to the uprights before climbing up the slippery, greasy ladder to close the lock gate. We started to let in some water and the heavens opened! It was monsoon, thunder & lightning, drowned. Still, I did manage to hold on to the ropes and keep the boat from moving too far. We decided, that as we were completely drowned we would carry on to Top Lock and then change. Clean dry clothes were very welcome. In the evening, when the rain had ceased we walked into Bath and had a pizza at 'Joya', very good it was too.
Tuesday 30th July - we moved to 'The Promenade' looking for a space on the 14 day end. I cycled off to Bathampton to collect the car. In the afternoon the weather improved considerably and we went out in the car for a ride.
We drove round Bath - up Gay Street to The Circle, then out to the Royal Crescent, then up to Bath Racecourse. Whilst looking for somewhere for an afternoon tea we came across the Avon Valley Railway. They were having a special event and we joined them on the train.
Roanne Loire Valley
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