Wednesday, 30 September 2015

A walk on the beach

The beaches in Somerset are nowhere near as lovely as Cornwall or Devon ones.....because they're on the Bristol channel I guess, and thus are mainly mud.  They're mainly flat as well, not rocky like the north Cornish ones.  Still, a beach is a beach, and we consider ourselves very lucky to now live just a few minutes drive from the seaside.

We went to Burnham on Sea the other day, it's our nearest seaside resort (if you can call it that!).  There's a big holiday camp there, so we don't often go during the holiday season - far too busy.  Even at this time of year it's still quite busy.....a different type of holidaymaker though, no families or children, just pensioners.

Which probably explains this:-


 

We had the beach virtually to ourselves, despite it being a warm sunny day.  The high street, however, was heaving....the holidaying pensioners obviously prefer shopping to walks on the beach.  Fine with us!  The tide was out, it goes out a very long way.....we didn't walk to the water's edge as it gets very boggy there and it's incredibly easy to get stuck in deep mud - every year, despite there being warning signs, a few holidaymakers have to be rescued by the lifeboat people. 

It was nice to get out in the fresh air for a few hours, we really must make the effort to do it more often.

7 comments:

  1. You could have got up to all sorts of mischief on the beach by yourselves, it looks lovely :-)

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  2. The beaches are lovely, it's just the brown smudge, which is the sea, when we moved to Hampshire I was memorized by The Solent, so clear and blue, but here the beaches are all pebble.

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  3. I love an empty beach. Were you not tempted to write your name in the sand? X

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  4. Burnham - on- Sea - where hubby and I honeymooned. Had relations down there and they let us have their bungalow for a week. It was my cousin's silver wedding the year we got married. My cousin's children still live there. We spent many holidays there. When the tide goes out you can't see the sea, but when it comes in there's no beach left!!!

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  5. A group of us used to holiday at Burnham when we were young teenagers. We camped in the church hall,one or two of the youth club leaders came with us. I remember when that holiday camp was being built.

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  6. Beachers, no matter where they are, are solace for the soul. :)

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  7. lovely pics, were hoping to come down to burnham at the end of the month for the food festival thingy !

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