If Weston-super-Mare (love the Latin!) just up the road has gentrified over the last twenty years, Burnham retains its authentic working-class culture: the mother chasing her recalcitrant toddler along the beach, shoulders reddening, crying "Jason, stop kicking over those sandcastles - they don't belong to you!"
I digress. Click on any of the images to make them larger.
|Clare really enjoys the Somerset Riviera - |
the beach is such an improvement over Nice
|This in homage to Jonathan Meades - lover of concrete brutalism in all its forms|
|One of the sights from Burnham: the Hinkley Point reactors A and B. |
I watched with fascinated interest for any intense flares of actinic blue light:
Burnham is downwind of the reactor.
|The sandy beach will be packed this summer.|
|Never let it be said that we don't delight in our beach experience. |
After our picnic, Clare read her John le Carré in the bright sunshine;
I tried to read the screen of my Nexus 6.
|You get a better class of beach graffiti at Burnham, perhaps inspired by Hinkley Point?|
|Your author on the promenade|
If you'd like to check out the beach and sea-front at Burnham-on-Sea, here's a bonus video.
We'll certainly be back!