Sailing along the canals of BATH on Narrowboats | Bath, England | OK so I decided to go back to blogging. I have been traveling extensively this month around Europe and I have not had a minute to blog. This time I am coming live to you from the canals of Bath, in England. Yesterday we spent two hours on board a Narrowboat sailing along the canals and through the many bridges of Bath. Such a lovely, quiet experience, that will allow you to explore Bath from another angle. Most tours offer the sailing + lunch experience, from the most basic and traditional to the most fancy and posh, your choice.
Boats sail, by local regulations, at the same exact speed of a person walking, therefore you might sail all the way from Bath to London, since Englandhas a very well interconnected system of canals and locks, but it might take you at least nine days. The experience can also be complimented by a Bike or Walking tour, perfect alternative options for those not into sailing. Narrowboats are boats of a distinctive design, made to fit the narrow canals of Great Britain.
The city was first established as a spa with the Latin name, Aquae Sulis (“the waters of Sulis”) by the Romans sometime in the AD 60s about 20 years after they had arrived in Britain (AD43), although verbal tradition suggests that Bath was known before then. They built baths and a the Minerva Temple on the surrounding hills of Bath in the valley of the River Avon around hot springs.
Our tour was hosted by Bath Narrowboats Luxury Day Boat Hire (www.bath-narrowboats.co.uk) and Visit Britain. When I am on the road, you may follow my posts, videos and photos day to day and minute by minute by subscribing to my Facebook Profile @ Carlos Melia. Tips on tours, hotel check Ins, restaurants and much more. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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