Post by cheerypeabrain on Jul 9, 2017 18:01:37 GMT
In June we spent a week in the West Country. It was the first time that we had taken the dog on holiday and we don't think that he'd been to the seaside before. We hired a lovely barn conversion that was stuffed with every convenience we could possibly need. I took a few snaps OF COURSE and now that I have dragged my lazy ass over to flickr I have pictures to post.....
Once we had unpacked and studied the maps provided in the welcome pack we drove through the twisty narrow roads from our base to a place called Sandy Bay...at one end is a beach where dog walking is allowed but as we have what is generously called a 'reactive dog' (barks at everything) and he'd behaved beautifully in the car we decided to walk in another area....it is a large area of grasses and reeds with a path through to the sea.
We drove into Weston Super Mare...admittedly it was a Sunday and we were there early...but overall it wasn't really my cup of tea. The beach was OK and dogs were allowed on a small section after the pier. After the dog had been introduced to the sea we andered along the front a bit.
These shelters were all along the promenade for visitors to shelter in...
Lovely Cheery , I agree about Weston Super mare and also about Clevedon, which I love too. One of my best friends is buying a home there so will be visiting it again soon. I had no idea that Broadchurch was filmed here too , I thought that was always done in Dorset.
Post by cheerypeabrain on Jul 9, 2017 19:19:30 GMT
Day 4. Brean Down
I absolutely hate heights....I know that often this is an irrational fear but my body shuts down and I find it difficult to breathe if I allow it to take hold. Knowing this my Beloved decided that a day at Brean Down was a jolly good idea.
I made an effort because my OH really thought I would enjoy it (HAH!) The area is basically a massive caravan/holiday park with acres and acres of static caravans and a huge Pontins...but once you get beyond that there is Brean Down. National Trust own it and maintain it beautifully. ....Brean Down is a promontory off the coast of Somerset, England, standing 318 feet high and extending 1.5 miles into the Bristol Channel at the eastern end of Bridgwater Bay between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea...'
Access is via a wooden stairway built onto the side of the hill. I reccommend a mountain guide, oxygen and crampons..but then I'm a coward.
view from the top
at this point a pretty much gave up and sat on a grassy bank whilst Jeff and the dog explored further...our descent was easier as it was down a track so I didn't have to face the steps again we then walked on the beach...the Down and sands are designated sites of special scientific interest.
I am charmed down to my very socks! Lovely pictures and you all saw some great stuff. (& sorry, but you made me laugh about your phobia. )
Love Noble Dog in the first pic of reply #2, also the lovely Arts & Crafts fountain, the really brilliant melding of that modern building in with the older ones, and the sea wind-leaning trees and ...... well, all of it!