After being hit with another heatwave here in the UK, we decided to make the most of it and go exploring. Here in Bristol, we’re pretty lucky that we are surrounded by great places to go for a walk. One of which is Bennet’s Patch and White’s Paddock, home to some beautiful sculptures and scenery, it’s a peaceful contrast to the A4 Portway running alongside it.
There were a lot of steps and unfortunately the wrong foot wear – whoops.
After almost losing my shoe in a puddle of mud, we found the Whales sculpture. The sculpture was originally displayed in Millennium Square, Bristol in 2015 to celebrate being the greenest European city of the year. (Woo hoo Bristol!) The head is of a Humpback Whale and the tail is the Blue Whale. After two months they vanished and then resurfaced a long the Portway.
A short walk away is the memorial sculpture, Ruth. Created to celebrate the bravery of Bristol women during the second World War, this sculpture is also cleverly designed to offer shelter for wild life.
Before anyone says… Yes it does look like someone has put their face in a giant pin art ha ha.
And what better way to end a day of burning calories, than by two scoops of gelato sorbet! Looking at this photo I really wish I had another. Swoon do the best gelato ice cream!