Wednesday, 19 September 2012

I've been to the seaside today!

We had driven down to Somerset for quite a different reason then realised how close we were to Burnham-on-Sea so decided to go and take a look.   Above is the island of Steepholme in the Bristol Channel with the coastline of South Wales in the far distance.
To our right was this unusual little lighthouse, said to be the only one of it's kind in the UK.
It is proper seaside because there is a pier as well!
And to our left is this view of the wonderful sandy beach stretching far into the distance again.  It was a glorious day but quite chilly and no-one was in the water as the tide was right out and the sand is soft and very dangerous.  One or two hardy people were high up on the beach with small children but everyone was well wrapped up against the chilly brisk breeze.
I liked these textures made by the sand, water, and lichen on a fabricated stone wall.
I love this little weathervane on top of one of the shelters along the promenade.
Two locals out for a stroll .................
.................... and one old dear enjoying the sun.    I'll tell you about why we went to Somerset next time.

10 comments:

Lyn said...

lovely photos, I do love a trip to the seaside and it is sometimes even better on a sunny chilly day as you have it to yourselves!
xxx

Sara Lechner said...

You and the landscape look lovely!!

Doreen G said...

You had a lovely day Heather that is the important thing.

sweetypie said...

fish and chips as well I hope..

MargaretR said...

Great photos Heather especially the bottom one.

The Weaver of Grass said...

That "old dear" looks to be jolly healthy soaking up all that sea air.

Toffeeapple said...

Lovely pictures, especially the last one. I like your wrap/jacket, just the colours that I like to wear.

Carol Q said...

well looks like you had an exceedingly good day - lovely autumn sunshine.

JaneO said...

I love the textures in your photos - thinking of working a seaside theme?

Robin Mac said...

Looks like you had a great day out. Great photos of it all. Cheers