Today I'm completing my June visit to the city of Bath having been sidetracked
by other things lately. It's such a beautiful place with so many photo opportunities.
Disembarking Cunard's Queen Victoria, and leaving the huge port of Southampton,
country drive long bus trip through some scenic areas of southern England wasn't
hard to take.
The sun was shining and it was warm. The rolling green fields were shimmering
in the early morning light, and dainty blossoms of Queen Anne's Lace
blooming along the roadsides waved at us as the bus rushed by.
One of the most magnificent cities in Great Britain, Bath was founded on the site
of the country's only naturally occurring hot springs.
Its history from early Roman times through its popularity in the Georgian era,
has reinforced its reputation as the finest spa city, along with splendid architecture
to view at every turn.
Pulteney Bridge across the River Avon
The Great Bath is fed by naturally occurring hot springs - each day 240,000 gallons
of water originating in the Mendip Hills, collect mineral salts along the way and
enter the bath through a narrow channel. When the hot water was not required for
use in the baths, the Spring Overflow was used to divert water into the
River Avon nearby.
There is so much to see in the city of Bath that more than a couple of days is
required to take in so much history.
If you ever have the chance to visit Bath you will not be disappointed.
If you've already been there, you know what I'm talking about.
I would definitely love to return and spend more time here.