Bath Bottom Lock, Kennet & Avon Canal Bath Bottom Lock, Kennet & Avon Canal

Meet Teresa at Bath Bottom Lock

I'm here in the city with a group of Japanese students that I teach English to. The students come to the UK as part of a summer school and, as well as learning English, they want to experience all sorts of exciting and useful activities.

It's fun but it's also quite hard work teaching at the summer school - and this week I have a group of twenty teenage boys, so there's not much time to put your feet up.

Enjoying a coffee by the lock

Part of their trip to the UK includes me taking them to tourist destinations such as Bath. I’ve brought them here today and, while they are having a guided tour around the city, I've been able to do a bit of shopping. I've managed to rush around most of my favourite shops, and I've bought a few things.

I've popped down here to where the canal meets the River Avon to get a few moments of peace and calm before I go back to join the rest of the group.

There must be hundreds of great teashops and cafés in the city centre here, but I think to come to the water to have a coffee is the best way to recharge your batteries and cope with an exhausting day. There's something very relaxing about water. I’ll be back here again next week with a new group of students - teenage girls next week - so I might spy my chance for a moment by the water then too.

Teresa, Bath Bottom Lock, Bath, Kennet & Avon Canal