The 11.30 train trip to Bristol was fast and comfortable and the weather started clearing. Still pinching ourselves that we were finally here, we arrived at the stupendous Bristol Temple Meads station.

The day was fine, we checked in at the Novatel, and then set off to explore.

Down by the river we found a bike shop, of course. Needed a couple of little items and were helped by a friendly young man who was from Mt Maunganui!

Further along the river was a crowd admiring a group of individually decorated Gromits. They were about 1.5m tall, for fundraising for the hospital, looked amazing.


The cathedral of St Mary’s Radcliffe was next. Built in the 1100s, a towering edifice with wonderful stained glass windows and a massive organ.


What a wonderful day, but we were tired and needed to eat and sleep.

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