From here we drove through the centre of the city, which is clean-cut and open. There is a range of architecture, reflecting the history of the city as an important port from Roman times. There is ample evidence of the city's 18th century wealth as a result of its pivotal position in the slave trade as well as Victorian engineering wealth.
At the city docks you can view (and visit) Brunel's SS Great Britain, the masts of which are visible from most river vantage points.
We took a boat trip along the river. There is a variety of housing now taking advantage of river views.
The canal is full of interest, from the eateries, to the replica of the ship in which Cabot left Bristol for America, to the cranes.
We had a really pleasant lunch in the sun on the riverbank. Pene and Mark left us here to go home to Devon. Mark was a trooper with his generosity, patience and knowledge. It has been fantastic to spend time with them we laughed a lot.Eddy drove us home to their place,where we had a lovely meal, sat in the evening sun on a neighbour's porch and had a drink, taking advantage of the long twilight. Lucky me.