Map reference ST 75937 65644
Distance 4.5 miles
Total 210 Locks 7 Tunnels
Running total mileage 198.6 miles
Here we are, moored on the outskirts of Bath, ostensibly to wait for the forecasted ‘storm’ to pass over before continuing our journey to Bristol. The ‘storm’ passed over last night and, for all its hype, was a bit of a damp squib here in Bath. It got a bit windy for a while overnight but I can’t even say that it kept me awake (although a fine bottle of red wine may have assisted sleep).
The one thing that the passing weather has done however is raise the river levels of the Avon above what I would take a narrow-boat out into. The current seems to be between 3 and 5 knots which would make controlling the boat a bit of a problem, and turning under control almost impossible. The current plan is to move further along to the 48 hour moorings above Bath Top Lock to see if the river levels fall over the next few days, if not then we will turn around and head back towards Bradford on Avon to cruise the canal whilst the weather settles down. At some point we WILL get to Bristol, it might be just not yet!