Sunday, August 08, 2010

Burnham on Sea

Some random pix from today's outing to Burnham on Sea, 16 miles and 35 minutes from our home in Wells.

Burnham has sand: when the tide's out, as today, lot's of it. The beach at Burnham really fronts the estuary of the local river which is why you see the water: then there are endless sand and mudlflats right across to the Hinkley Point nuclear power station. The ocean (really the Severn estuary) is not in sight.

We park ourselves on the beach

Here's a look along the prom. Despite being a Sunday in early August, where on earth is everybody? Maybe they're up the coast at Weston.

The Prom at Burnham-on-Sea

Rescue Hovercraft

Eventually the clouds piled thicker than before, the sun surrendered to a gathering gloom and the wind became chill. We packed up to go home and as we walked up the jetty the rescue hovercraft was being towed to the beach.

Everything was happening so lackadaisically however that we predicted we'd be home before the craft would be unloaded, fired up and eventually froth the water. Perhaps it was just an exercise, a Sunday afternoon excursion to buy some donuts across at Barry.

Birds like fatballs: amazing!

When we got home. They adopt camouflage so they're hard to see, but if you look closely...

In the Groove

One creature with a potential interest in the previous picture was actually hors de combat. Notice how he's slipped into the groove between the footboard of the bed and the end of the mattress. Does he care?