An “ordinary” walk around the Harbour

Last Friday Vik and I met after work, did a bit of shopping on Park Street, and then walked home on our usual route from the top of the Triangle – down Jacobs Wells Road, along the Floating Harbour, through Underfall Yard and along the south side of the Harbour, over Vauxhall Bridge and home.  I must have taken parts of this walk thousands of times (though if I had the choice I’d take the Chocolate Path, as I did commuting for years, but now it’s been closed by Bristol City Council and left to fall into the river…) and I am always in awe that this is one of my standard routes around the city.

It had rained for most of the day, and the light was spectacular, with more rain clouds overhead, with sunshine making clouds glow against the greys, if you looked in the right direction.

I have some photos in this flickr album – hopefully you can also make it work as a slideshow here…

Avon reflections

It was such a lovely walk, and by the time we got to Vauxhall Bridge, the Avon was looking stunning – fast moving, but looking like a mirror, reflecting the clouds, with clouds of silt moving beneath them.

I wanted to stop and watch the sun set over the river, but it was the end of a long week, and we needed to get home.  But we did watch a hot air balloon launch from Ashton Court, and wow, imagine those views!

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