Heading into Bath
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August 20th, 2007 – by: andytite
Entering Bath by canal is exciting, mainly due to the deep lock, which is, as its name suggests, rather deep. With the boat enclosed by walls, and gates reminiscent of Mordor confronting you, it's a little intimidating. However, it's good fun, and a genuinely different way to go to a familiar place. Once through the lock the river bends langously towards the town, where we moored for £5 a night - right in the centre of the city - absolute bargin! The mooring was so superb as it turned out we were only a short stagger and one staircase away from the pubs, which was nice!
That night we went on a ghost walk around the city.
In our party was none other than Nick Cage! Everyone was obviously starstruck, and the poor man was repeatedly dazzled as people tried to take a picture of the exciting buliding/tree/ghost behind his head... Our guide told us tales of grey ladies, murder, death and tragedy; which was a more interesting way to spend an evening than watching Eastenders. He also pointed out several good pubs, which we were sure to try later. He also told us all about Nick Cage's £3 million house with a swimming pool in the basement... Nick looked less than impressed!
A return to the boat, slightly tipsy meant that I slept in my tiny bunk happily with all my basic needs met - ghosts, beer and Hollywood 'A' listers. Check.
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