Off on a day out!

Today, Danda and I are going to Bath. I’m not just informing you of my plan to stay clean. For those of you not based in the UK and perhaps unaware of this fact, there is in fact a town called Bath Spa in England. It is where the Romans built lots of baths, once upon a time. Hence the name. (The Romans called it aqua sulis. Don’t ask me what that means.) There are also, predictably, lots of spa retreat type places to visit.

The plan for the day is as follows:

Have breakfast
Find some Roman bath ruins to look at
Have lunch
Find the thermal spa place we looked up online and spent some time swimming and lolling about in the warm spring water plunge pools
Have dinner
Get the train home

So as you can see, it is a day of baths in Bath. The weather is chilly and I probably don’t have enough layers on. I have a chai latte warming my cold fingers and Danda is looking out the window all hyped cause he loves trains and planes and engines and boys things. He’s just said, “They’re amazing, trains. Aren’t they? Absolutely amazing.”

And so, to Bath! I will report back tomorrow. 

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Our Adventure in Croatia on February 23, 2013 at 09:25

    Bath. Great place to visit. Went a few years ago but now the roman baths have been restored so I’ve heard it’s an even better visit


  2. Posted by Alex Jones on February 23, 2013 at 19:27

    Aqua means water and Sulis means sun which is an interesting combination considering water is female and sun is male in Celtic and Roman world views.


    • There is a stone facade they have found with the carved face of a man, on the front of the baths. They said it definitely looks Celtic so it seems there were elements of mixing Celtic and Roman world views when showing deities in their temples.


  3. Since you didn’t and I love it…Aquae Sulis: Sulis was a deity worshiped at the thermal spring of Bath (now in Somerset). She was worshipped by the Romano-British as Sulis Minerva.(wiki) Aquae Sulis (waters of Sulis) – also wiki.
    I hope you had fun.


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