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Scootoir Apr 26th, 2016 08:59 AM

In case of rain in Bath
 
Hello, Mr. Wonderful and I will be in Bath next week, making our first visit there. For those of you who know Bath do you have suggestions for where we should spend a rainy day?

sparkchaser Apr 26th, 2016 09:16 AM

Locked in your hotel room so you don't melt.

Or a museum.

Or some National Trust properties that won't require walking the gardens.

Or a pub with a book.

Or shopping.

Or grab your camera and take advantage of the lighting to take some moody photographs.

It really doesn't matter.

dotheboyshall Apr 26th, 2016 09:24 AM

There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing

ribeirasacra Apr 26th, 2016 09:25 AM

****Locked in your hotel room so you don't melt.***
Yer they are made of sugar.;-)
Worked in Bath often walked in the rain during my lunch break did not matter to me or the tourist at the time.

janisj Apr 26th, 2016 09:26 AM

you open your umbrella or put up the hood on your jacket and do whatever you originally planned

sparkchaser Apr 26th, 2016 09:32 AM

<i>There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing</i>

Accurate.


<i>you open your umbrella or put up the hood on your jacket and do whatever you originally planned</i>

No, that's too reasonable.

Scootoir Apr 26th, 2016 09:42 AM

Well OK then, we've got the right clothing.

PalenQ Apr 26th, 2016 09:59 AM

Tour the Roman Baths- take a bath?

Scootoir Apr 26th, 2016 10:13 AM

Mr. Wonderful wants me to chime in for him to tell you we are from a desert climate and have limited experience with rain.

hetismij2 Apr 26th, 2016 10:16 AM

Then perhaps you can enjoy the new experience?

There is little reason to change your plans for the city. It would be a different matter perhaps if you were planning to hike in mountains, but in a city it won't matter much. Plenty of places to go into to dry off.

hetismij2 Apr 26th, 2016 10:18 AM

btw the forecast for next week in Bath is cloudy and cool (13C) according to the BBC.

Whathello Apr 26th, 2016 10:35 AM

Rain in Bath is called a shower.

Scootoir Apr 26th, 2016 11:05 AM

We can handle a shower What. And I am sure we will enjoy the new experience. I picture enjoying it with a cup of tea and a scone.

historytraveler Apr 26th, 2016 11:08 AM

I've found that rain rovides a good excuse to pop into a cozy tea shop for tea etc. or, a pub for a whisky.

Southam Apr 26th, 2016 11:19 AM

Brolly, rain hat, water-resistant shoes. Downpours rarely last; grey days can spit all afternoon. It has been chilly in England this spring so dress in layers for the situation. Be European and acquire a dashing scarf as a souvenir, the damp guy too.

justineparis Apr 26th, 2016 11:36 AM

My first time in Bath I was alone.. and it was pouring.. I spent a happy day there.. I first visited the Baths themselves.. enjoyed the museum.. then I went to the Costume Museum.. then I stopped for tea and buns.. then I visited the big church near the Baths.. and spend about an hour reading all the cool memorial stones.


I wandered a bit too of course... but it seemed appropriate to visit Bath in rain..

Wear a good rain jacket , shoes, and carry an umbrella ( if like me you are hat adverse)

OF course.. there is always the stand by activity for Mexican vacations..

DAY DRINKING..

PalenQ Apr 26th, 2016 11:46 AM

Mr. Wonderful wants me to chime in for him to tell you we are from a desert climate and have limited experience with rain.>

Well then treat it as a great opportunity to experience the near daily plight of British Islanders and see why umbrellas are so so popular - like most say there are lots of pit stops inside to do to though to me the joy of Bath is indeed strolling around the awesomely Georgian architecture. There is no doubt a HOHO - Hop On Hop Off Bus tour of the city too where you buy a ticket for the day and get on and off as you like - with commentary en route. Stay on the bus if raining and if it stops get off, etc.

janisj Apr 26th, 2016 12:05 PM

>>Well then treat it as a great opportunity to experience the near daily plight of British Islanders<<

That is a crock.

>>Stay on the bus if raining <<

Not great advice IMO. If it is raining it is miserable sitting up top on wet vinyl seats, and sitting downstairs the views are crappy.

chartley Apr 26th, 2016 12:44 PM

Go to the Holburne Museum and see their current exhibition of impressionists, as well as all their permanent exhibtions. Have lunch in their cafe, and mix with the locals.

PalenQ Apr 26th, 2016 12:51 PM

>>Well then treat it as a great opportunity to experience the near daily plight of British Islanders<<

jan dear - look up hyperbole!

But in reality it is not that much hyperbole as it rains on the average about 1/3 of the days or more in many places - not a whole lot of drenching rain but an obnoxious drizzle often - janis you really need to travel in the UK a bit more to get a fix on reality there and just how wet it can be.

https://www.currentresults.com/Weath...cipitation.php

and of course no one would sit up top in the rain - well maybe with an umbrella as the buses move so so slow but when raining going down to the lower level would be a good option - but since it rarely rains according to janis that would be a small chance according to her.


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