Sunday, August 05, 2007

Dummy Run Contd

Aside

On the way back from Cannington as we passed through Kilve I noticed a sign ’to the beach’ and realised it must be over twenty years since we had ventured there, so we decided to refresh our memory. Kilve is a small parish 12 miles N W of Bridgwater and is bounded on the N by the Bristol Channel and the turnpike road from Bridgwater to Minehead.

As we drove down the narrow lane we couldn’t remember if there was a car park at the end, (there is) so I left MTL and the car in a sensible place and went to explore. I came upon some interesting buildings, a friendly pony and at last, the beach. There were a lot of families around because it was the first decent day since the schools broke up. Fortunately lunch was still fresh in my mind so I wasn’t tempted by the inevitable ‘cream teas’ in the garden of one of the buildings. I made a mental note to bring the grand-children here; young and older there is lots to; interest them

22 comments:

kimbofo said...

Michele sent me to say it sounds like you had a very pleasant day.

I love your pictures. Ivy growing on old ruins always does it for me!

The pony is also very cute!

I can't remember the last time I went to the beach. I've got to get out more, but when you live and work in London it's a bit difficult to get off the work/commute/eat/sleep treadmill!

BreadBox said...

This dummy run looks like an amazing way to spend a little time! What wonderful buildings, just oozing history: the chantry is quite spectacularly ruined, isn't it!
Michele sent me this time, but I have you bookmarked so that I can come again:-)
N.

PI said...

Welcome kimbofo! I feel for you. The dreaded tread mill- the only one I have is of my own making and it's a very gentle one. Don't waste what bit of summer we get. You need it to see you through the winter!

aprilbapryll said...

Hello Pat!

... It's Hemingway :) but my title was a bit more trite -- "over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go ..." just a nursery school christmas song ...

Toodles! :)

PI said...

Thanks Breadbox ! You'll always be welcome.

April: that's kind of you. Thank you! Zelda?

Nikki-ann said...

Here from Micheles :)

That sounds like a nice trip and a lovely place. I've not been to the seaside this year, so I must make a point in getting there one day.

Beautiful photos too. Take care.

PI said...

Hi Nicky-ann: I suppose it depends how far you have to go. Here living on an island the sea is always reachable and we can see it, in the distance, from our house.

mar said...

It looks like a lovely place and your pictures are beautiful! And so is the pony too. A place young and old can enjoy. Michele sent me your way :)

Shane said...

Having been stuck in front of the computer all day, I feel quite refreshed having read your post and looked over the pictures - who needs days out when there's pi.

Dara said...

After living in the desert for 10 years, I visited my family in CT for the first time during swimming season and went to a lake that was a childhood favorite. It was a lovely afternoon, thanks for the reminder! Michele says hi.

PI said...

Hi Mar and thank you. I'm beginning to think I should work for the tourist board:)

Shane: what - not out in the glorious sunshine? Or did you miss it? Thank you for the kind words.

sablonneuse said...

Well done for resisting the cream teas. That's something I miss. We can't get real cream here.

PI said...

sablonneuse: I got the cream tea out of my system when we first came to live here - otherwise i would be the size of a house. Creme chantilly doesn't quite cut it. BTW I couldn't resist a tease on my last comment at yours:)

granny p said...

Hoped you picked up some devil's toenails - (amazing the way that name skipped out of my memory unthought of for getting on for 30 years; just the name 'Kilve' did it.)

PI said...

Penny: I didn't linger on the beach as MTL was in the car, bur when we were in Weymouth I bought a giant's fingernail for the French grandchild who collects fossils and rocks. I must visit Kilve church.

sablonneuse said...

Pat, yes I had a good laugh at your comment and I've told Meredic he's the subject of a scandal.

Kim Ayres said...

mmmMMMMmmmm... cream teas...

zoe said...

how i miss having a car. it's so much cheaper and easier to get to the coast with a vroom vroom.

i'm apalled that you didn't look for fossils - i love fossils and pebbles and rocks ... it looks like a lovely place to visit :)

PI said...

Sorry Zoe! I will next time. Promise:)

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Okay, Brit. You got me again. What the hail is a "cream tea"? Tea with buttermilk? Half 'n' half? Vanilla ice cream? I give up....

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Okay, Brit. You got me again. What the hail is a "cream tea"? Tea with buttermilk? Half 'n' half? Vanilla ice cream? I give up....

PI said...

OK dough boy! A cream tea is a pot of tea with scones- little round things- a sort of cake-like bread, served with lashings of butter, red jam and oodles of thick,clotted cream; the jam, butter and cream are lavishly spread on the scone and devoured. A real cholesterol nightmare and one forbidden in this house. I advise you not to try it.