Since those halcyon days they have built an enormous bridge (the M4 second Severn crossing) which now dominates the seafront view pictured below ... but the mud is still there.
Adrian and his Grandmother at Severn Beach
The M4 second Severn crossing
There have been better timesWhen I was little myself we used to come to Severn Beach in the summer: there was a little funfair at the end of the front. Now look at it! So insignificant that it hasn't even been vandalised!
Adrian simulating an asteroid impact at Severn BeachSo here we see the true nature of the mud as Adrian continues his youthful interest in throwing stones into the mud to see what will happen.
Yesterday I had to travel to London for a late morning meeting with a client. A long day as the train developed a fault coming back and we sat around for forty minutes divided equally between Pewsey and Westbury, Wilts. I only mention this everyday irritant as an indicator that the trains are just not reliable.