Friday, February 04, 2011

Tide's out!

As you can see yesterday was brighter. By the time I finished at the hairdresser's it was too late to leave Minehead so we ended up at the Quay Inn. It seems they are still doing half price meals
until mid February. Below is looking south towards the harbour. You can just see Wales across the water
.
Looking north towards Butlin's and the golf course.

The Quay Inn and the lower slopes of North Hill.

The birds are singing their heads off even before it gets light. The must mean Spring is a cumin'!
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22 comments:

Leah said...

Very much enjoyed the charming pictures. And by the way, your review of The King's Speech makes me SO want to see it! I hadn't thought to before I read your post. Now I will.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Do you see those houses in the third photo? What year were they built?

Ponita in Real Life said...

What a quaint place! Someday I will visit across the pond... Thanks for the tour.

Pat said...

Leah: so glad - I'm sure you will enjoy it.

UB: I'm guessing Edwardian and Victorian but further along there are
cottages dating back to the 16th century. The red roofed ones look like ours which is 1924.

Ponita: we are in hibernation at the moment and it looks dark and sleepy - not the norm.

R. Sherman said...

I always enjoy your photos. Good to see a place which isn't covered in snow and ice.

BTW, thanks for the review of The King's Speech. It's on the list of things to see, and now would be a good time, as we've all got cabin fever.

Cheers.

Pat said...

Randall: I'll be very interested in what you and the family think of it.

Sausage Fingers said...

Praise for spring, I was about to gather a posse and hunt down old man winter.
Cheers, Sausage...

Lonely Rivers said...

So thrilled that via internet I can glimpse these lovely scenes almost "first hand"

angryparsnip said...

Oh Pat, these photos are fabulous the light is perfect. My tourist radar is beeping !
I want to live in the first house in the last photo, beautiful.

cheers. parsnip

john.g. said...

Looks loveley Mum2, I take it the food is up to scratch!

kenju said...

Spring can't get here too soon for me. Charming photos, Pat!

Pat said...

Sausage Fingers; good idea! I'll do the same over here.

Lonely Rivers; happy to oblige;)

JOHNG; just! MTL fared better with his usual ham, egg and chips. Sadly I don't eat chips but his were delicious. I'll have that next time.

Parsnip: the first one is the Quay Inn I think and is similar to our house, but larger I imagine.

Judy; hope you are well again;)

Scarlet Blue said...

There is always plenty to see in this part of the world. Wales is an added bonus!
Sx

Guyana-Gyal said...

Oh, so charming, Pat.

I've been reading about England, Scotland and Wales thanks to the text-book I'm using right now. Very fascinating. I just realised I can use your blog's photos to show the child when she gets bored, she will LOVE them.

Pat said...

Scarlet: you have a soft spot for Wales methinks:)

GG: 'the child' - I'm intrigued. Did I miss something?

Guyana-Gyal said...

No, no, Pat you didn't miss anything. She's someone I tutor. I don't really write about the people I tutor.

Pat said...

GG: you know and excuse (I hope) my nosiness.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So happy to hear the Birds are out singing!! Maybe that mens Spring is truly not far behind...

Here we wait for the Groundhog to come out at the Beginning of February and if he doesn't see his shadow, it means winter will be it's normal length..IF he see's his shadow, that means there will be six more weeks of winter...Well, he did NOT see his shadow, so that is good news! The only thing is, The Grounhog's accuracy rate--they say---is only 37%---at least that is what I heard....lol!
So....I think your Birds know better, my dear!

Pat said...

Naomi: I know nothing about Groundhogs so time to google. We are really enjoying the early morning bird song, even if it does wake us on a day we could stay in bed. One little soloist starts and sings his heart out, then the others take over in more muted fashion and by then it's daylight.

rashbre said...

Yes - I've been noticing the early birdsong too. Indeed a good sign.

Pat said...

Rashbre: it inspired me to wash the bird trays and give them fresh water.

Guyana-Gyal said...

ALL bloggers are nosy, Pat. We excuse each other :-)

And no, I don't have a child, if I did, it would be out of wedlock [to use an old-fashioned term] and Very Shocking in an old-fashioned community :-D