Wednesday, 4 October 2017

A (Quick!) Trip to Burnham-on-Sea

Yesterday we spent a couple of hours in Burnham-on-Sea, which is just down the coast from my new seaside hometown.


We walked along the esplanade (it was quite windy, but we're used to that in Weston!), browsed the local charity shops, had a very tasty lunch (with some seriously delicious chips) in a local cafe then headed homewards. Not exactly the world's longest Nice Day Out but a fun one all the same.


I think I'm starting to develop a bit of a "thing" for seaside towns.

The wide open space of the beaches! The bright colours of ice cream shops and amusement arcades and stalls selling buckets & spades! The faded loveliness of Victorian streetlamps and shelters! The wonderfully worn surfaces from all that wind and salt water! The mid-season buzz and the off-season quiet!

I particularly loved this wall...

... the gorgeous turquoise blue of the lamps in this little park...

... and the little boats in these windows (plus the fact that houses in Burnham-on-Sea appear to have eyebrows!).



WinnibriggsHouse said...

I should have given you a ''wave'' 3 weeks ago as we were staying in a cottage in North Wootton and visited Burnham, Weston and Clevedon! I too love the faded glory of old seaside towns, salty air, faded paint and fish and chips, perfect. X

Katrin said...

What a nice trip. Looks like you've had really beautiful weather. The pictures are great...and now I have an idea what to cook today, thank you :-)

Bugs and Fishes said...

WinnibriggsHouse - ah, that sounds like a lovely holiday! :)

Katrin - haha, you can't beat good old egg & chips, can you? We've had some really lovely weather this week, trying to get out and enjoy it while it lasts!!