Thursday, 21 February 2019

Weston Beach to the River Axe

Hello

Thanks for visiting.

It's a new day at Weston-Super-Mare!  Breakfast was delicious and now we are off to explore the left hand side of the beach.   Walking into the wind, the sand stretches away, no pebbles or shingle, no shells, not even any bits of plastic or rubbish, just tractor tracks.  The sea is still a long way out.  The mud is soft.  Pressing on past the beach huts and the golf course, gradually clumps of bladderwrack appear with tiny shells and then the beach ends by the River Axe.







The headland across the River is Brean Down, made from carboniferous limestone, the continuation of The Mendips.  Managed by the National Trust now, there's a fort to explore plus it used to be an area where the testing of various WWII weapons was carried out like the seaborne bouncing bomb.  For us though, it was tantalizingly on the wrong side of the river!





Downstream of the River Axe, there was a church perched high up on a hill.



Swirls of tiny birds fly white this way and then black that.








We had to find the church!   Following the River for a while, a muddy path led off around the golf course through the salt marsh,  fluffy reeds reaching up, past the donkey field and around the moored boats high up in the mud waiting for the tide to rescue them.








We'd reached the town of Uphill and the church was up the hill!

Cheerio

8 comments:

  1. Lovely photos. I am enjoying these Weston posts. I've never been, but I know many people who.have and they call it Weston-Super-Mud. Is that just a local thing or do people from other areas call it that, too, I wonder? x

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    1. Ha ha I've not heard that before but I can see why as there is a lot of mud about. Having only been there for two half days and never having seen high tide, I don't know how bad it can be! x

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    2. I think that's part of the problem - nobody I know has ever seen high tide there, just acres of mud! x

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    3. Oh dear, good job they've got the marine lake and beach for any paddling without mud!

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  2. Some more wonderful photos, yet again you have taken us on a wonderful stroll. Not sure I can make it up the hill to Church LOL!

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  3. Looks like you had a good few days in Weston. We have sponsored the donkeys there in the past when the boys were small. B x

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    1. What fun and happy memories too. It's all a bit different in the Winter, the donkeys were enjoying a break in a field! x

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