Narrowboat cruise to Bradford on Avon on the Kennet and Avon Canal
This. Is our little vid or. Leaving. Seamed, and. Heading. Towards, Bradford, on Aven where. Mark had. Quite. A lot of fun. A. Little. Bit later. When. We left cells green we had a journey. Ahead, of us to get to Bradford on Aven of nine, miles yeah, seven, locks six. Swing bridges yeah got, it right and as. You know at the pace we travel. That took us three days did, ya. Yes. So where one of our stops was st., cleave. Which. Was a nice. Little place right, outside a pub. And. It was lovely, weather as well yeah. And. Then, the, next stop was Bower, hill in. The middle of nowhere which, was nice and couple of nights there. And. Look at that what do I have behind me the. Barge in at Seend, so. It's 12 o'clock, we've just got moored up in this beautiful pond and. We'll spend the day here. Yeah. So here with Debbie. A. Little, village called seened we're at the barge in, it's. A wad worth brewery pub. Traditional. Wheelchair. Brewers and. Can't. Get much better than this I've got myself a point of IPA. Hmm. Was. A damn sight better than the IPA I had back in. Wallingford. It's. It's. Nice I. Don't. Know whether it's a right nice client. But. I do prefer a stronger. Hoppier, IPA. It's. A nostrils brewery proper. Job around 5%, a real. Job I think is even stronger. Yeah. It's okay. Now. Just a little bit history for IPA, comes, from, Indian. Pale Ale and when. Our troops were out, in India and that was part of our colonies, to. Ensure. That the beer still. Remained a decent quality when, it was shipped all the way over there the months onboard they. Used. A lot more hops and a higher alcohol content, so. By the time it got off the, boats, it would have survived the journey and, it was probably raining about 13%. This. Was served to the officers. So. I would like to have been an officer. At. That point. In time and. Then it was watered down to. Between. Three and four percent for, the troops. Cheers. Guys. Now, while Debbie wasn't looking I'll just sneak, her drinking, this Rudolph's off this wasn't off of the pumps this, was from the chilled tap and as. I said that was a. Game. Of stones now I'm not going to do a full review on that's some, bone to bump. Into another. Pub. Down the road which will be doing that so I'll do the review then but what I will tell you. That. Is a right nice point. Cheers. Guys here. We are it looks 17. Bridge. 1 5 5 which is. Unobtainable. A even and, we come over the bridge. And. Into a, beautiful. Community. Picnic. Area. This. Is the. Isabelle. Hill, residence. Action group picnic area. Landscape. And. There's picnic benches. With. Little. Raised. Metal grills. On. Them so you can put your little disposable, foil. Barbecues. And. Have a nice picnic, area and we. We. Ended up graduating, I even on. Visiting moorings just before the lock. Lovely. I loved, Bradford, on I even it was friendly. You. Felt comfortable there yeah you get, vibe with, with places, just a. Small-town. Friendly. Feeling, lots, lots. And lots and lots of places to eat I mean lots. Of places so I was sort, of shocked. At how many places there were to eat. And then. You little individual, shops no no, big. High. Street stores or anything like that which was lovely, it was quite busy as well because, as, we walked into town we realized there, was a green, mound festival, on did. You know what the Green Man festival was, for, no, but I'm pretty sure you're gonna tell me yeah so will yes. So the, roots. Of, the Green Man festival. Date. Back to pagan. And medieval. Times now. In medieval, times the stonemasons. And the wood carvers. Would.
Carve. Faux, lated head which, is a head. With the foliage. And these these can still be found today in. Churches. Across the country Deb. Loves these bits ideally yes the actual term green. Man wasn't really invented, until. 1939. When. Lady, Raglan, wrote. An article for the folklore, journal before, then it was always referred to as a faux lighted head. Mmm. Now there's also another. Folklore. Custom, dating from the 1700s. Was which is the jack in the green now, that was basically, a. Tall. Wicker frame, which. Was woven with foliage, and named streamers. And, that's more around the May celebrations. Celebrating. Rebirth, and regrowth, the. Trouble is over over, the years the the, green man and the jack in the green seem, to have fuse. Together so, most. Of the time you will see the. Jack in the green with the fur later the head or the green man's face. On it and. Each. Year throughout throughout the UK there's and, you can go online to find out where these are is, about 20, jacking, the green stroke. Green Man events. Going on for a country. Yes, sir there's a little basin here. But, the high boats go from and the trip day trip boats. As, the lock will be going for in a couple of days. Yes. I think that's. We're. The Black Prince and, how I votes go from. But. Quite, a few come and go in this one. Where. Are we dead. Lock-in. Not. That a dealer, near, the frakking breakfast, yes, the macro. We're. Now gonna go. An. Explorer brand phenomena yes. See, you when we get there yeah. So that was the lock-in. Right by the river. And I'm just fine. A very, festival. First, impressions, of Bradford, on any button lovely, really, lovely buildings, a wonderful, yeah. Don't, know whether you can see behind, us everything's. Stone with, Vincent, well we're now heading to bath but, been. To buy a few years ago a caravansary. No it's, like a mini mini bath and we've come a time, when, you. Can see me see behind me there's. A green. Man festival, on yeah. The weather's gonna hold out. Yes. Oh wow. Walmart was filming, he had a tap on the shoulder from a. Viewer. Of. Ours, called. Chris. Yeah, yeah. That it's seen seen. Us or seen me use you, shop I would. Say the, first thing he asked where's Dave's yeah I. Seen. Us from it is home come over travel little now which is it's always nice when yes yeah one of you is recognized, you come over for a chat and that we've made quite a few friends along, the way yes it is lovely it's absolutely wonderful when they come over and say hello as. Well. Just had the opportunity. To meet one of our subscribers Chris, and, Sandra's. There. Somewhere. So. People. Do the goodwill, date cheers Chris thank you well. As I've said so many times before I've. Just caught up with an old friend I've never met Chris. Cheers. Chris. So. What does that build in behind you remind you of a barbecue. The. Mark made, one year yeah, my first attempt, at brickwork. Would. Have looked very nice outside, that little. Building. There and. To, top off that. Perfect. Visit. To any town or village, the. Sound of leather on willow. Over. The barge in Bradford. On Aven and I've got myself a point of, Dean Bell. One. Probably one of the first days I started drinking when I moved over from larger, and, you. Get, that the, hoppy aroma coming, through and. There's. A fruity taste and a light, multi taste that is a. I've. Said this from day one this is a right nice point. Cheers. Guys. And. The dogs always enjoy coming to a public beer garden because they get new to. The. Story behind this point. Was at the, rock. On, the camel. History in Cornwall. There's, a famous. Sandbar. Called the doom bar and that. Is the inspiration, for this point now. I'm actually gonna read from there writer but, it, says the. Sandbank is. As revered, as a formidable, nautical. Challenge that, should be approached with respect, and, navigated. The skill just, like this point. And. You get to see most things on the canals. But. It's not every day that, you. See that. So. When. I. Don't, know this this good you're badly when, we first got into Bradford and Haven we. Just had breakfast, which you either have, seen or you're gonna see I, saw, a poster, for a for a beer festival, yeah the. Kettle Smith Brewing. Company, I've, never seen mark so excited, in such a long time not, because of the beer mainly, to. Get some content, for the videos some, new beer reviews, and bits and pieces anyway. I forgot, all of all about this we've been.
In Bradford, and Haven for a couple of days and I see a guy, walk past the window, with. Which. I've. Been to enough beer festivals, to know what it was it was his beer festival, glass they'd. Obviously bought while he was there and jogged. My memory so, dead. Didn't want to come so I thought, well I'll, just pop out for half an hour. Well. Here at the kettle Smith Brewing, Company's, unit. And enjoying. Some, of their annuals reviews. Coming, later. It's. Two hours late I'm. Still, here and. I'm. Still yet to do a pair of you. So. Here, at the beer. Festival and. I actually, snuck. Into the back room where. All happens. Well. I, cannot. Praise these goblets, and therefore. What they do. Bear. Refused to follow. Here. One of the guys from the kettle. Smith Brewing Company, so. Why should we actually come here and drink your beer. And. I can vouch for that because I've drunk most of them I'm not sure about the memorable, bit because I don't think I'm gonna remember anything, about today, but hats, off to these guys, that. Half an hour turned. Into three, hours I. Was. Getting a bit concerned, but I thought well he's just that the road I mean you. Know there's. No. Harm in what he was doing and. Technically. I didn't. Have that much to drink. Beer. Tokens, that, you buy so, I had a few points, but I also had a few points, bought for me my, mistake was not checking. The. ABV. That the percentage. Of the beers I was drinking which I had done some research on, the. Internet. The following day I hate weights they were seven, and a half eight percent, so yeah. Actually. Unfortunately. Yeah I didn't get to review, any of the bears while I was there. That. He was going to yeah, yeah I think I will return one day when they've forgotten who I am and, Mark just turned. Up back at the boat about three and a half hours, later and. Just had a little power nap. Yes. Anybody, who's, thinking of, visiting Bradford. On I even do, it because it is yeah whether whether by narrowboat, or whether you you're camping, I will just go and go in there for a day oh he's, a really, really nice place yes, a nice ambiance about, it very nice ambiance, the day's big weird. Okay. So if you enjoyed the video hit. The like button, if you haven't, already subscribed. Hit the subscribe button and there's. A little, bit like on press that and that, will let you know when we do other videos and, comments, just keep the comments coming we. Take. The time to read them all and laughing. So yeah homes coming guys yeah and any anything you can think of you'd like us to cover yeah that, we haven't covered, suggestions. Hmm, yeah alright, till next time. You.