This morning I left Bath and headed north to a small place called Chipping Campden in the Cotswold area. However, I went west a bit first stopping briefly in Bristol and Cardiff in Wales.
I tried to visit an Industrial Museum at Bristol and one at Cardiff, but had no luck in either case. The one in Bristol was closed for the day and the one in Cardiff no longer exists.
A photo of the country side west of Bath.
Two of four old cranes in front of the Bristol Industrial Museum. These cranes were used in the past to transfer goods between ships and trains.
The fellow on the left is working on a painting of the harbour. There were a couple others doing the same thing further down the dock.
Another crane along the harbour. A sign inside said it was built in 1876-8 and it was in use until 1973, almost a hundred years. It's part of the Industrial Museum which is in the background on the right.
Some interesting new apartments along the docks.
A couple police officers.
The ss Great Britain. I didn't think it was worth the $20 to go on board. Besides I didn't have much time left on my parking meter and my car was parked at the far end of the dock.
An old steam engine in front of the Industrial Museum. Even though the museum was closed there were folks around doing some maintenance.
A large bridge on the way to Wales from England. Unlike the large bridge near Le Havre in Normandy, you only had to pay a toll going one way (towards Wales).
The next few photos are from the harbour area in Cardiff, Wales. The is all fairly recent development which has displaced the Industrial Museum.
The Wales Millennium Centre, a performing arts centre, is part of the new development in the area.
Photos of Chipping Campden.
My hotel is on the right behind that grey car.