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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Canoeing River Avon - Bath Weir

 
I am going to continue my love of Bath series.  In the summer I was lucky enough to see a couple canoeing down the River Avon  and down over the weir.

Ladies first.....






7 comments:

Harry Flashman said...

I think I would stick to the tour boat over on the side. I never had any luck with canoes or kayaks.

Sol said...

Hey Harry, I quite like sea kayaking.

but one of the tricks a man told me, who was also watching them when they were going down over the steps of the weir, that you should kneel? I don't know if that is true as I have no reference to hold it up against.

The man was American and on holiday in England. He said that is how Native American Indians would do it...? Is that true?

rusty duck said...

Eeek. Rather them than me..

Sol said...

Hi there Rusty Duck. The water is a little green. but that is better than when it has been raining really hard for weeks and the water is like brown mud with uprooted trees in it. Sometime you can see the steps the water is so high from the rain

Tom Stephenson said...

The weir is noisiest when the river is low. A constant dull roar lulls me to sleep where I live overlooking it.

When it is in full flood, ton upon ton of water almost obliterates the steps to the weir as it goes noiselessly over.

Sol said...

OMG Ray!

Tom, Bath is really close to my heart. I have many memories of it as a child. In a way it is a real shame for people who visit that they changed the podium into a waitrose. even though the cleanliness of that Chinese restaurant with the atrum, was a little dubious. It was a great place to sit and look at the river.

Tom Stephenson said...

Ray should go to his room.