Living in Weston-super-Mare and not being allowed to travel due to Covid-19 restrictions, we often make use of the seafront for our allowed exercise. It’s not as though we never walked there before, but now with limited choices, and only so many times you can walk around the area where we live, it’s nice to pop to the seafront. Its a short drive to the seafront from where we live and it was easy to park close to the seafront.
Today it was beautifully clear day, the sun was shining, and it wasn’t too cold. However it was quite windy.
You could see clearly over to Brean Down and even further across to Cardiff and Newport in Wales.
There were kite surfers making the most of the strong winds and the high tide.
Generally we don’t see the sea, as the tidal range in Weston is so huge that for most of the day the sea is some distance away. Today as we walked along the seafront, it was high tide, combined with the winds there were waves crashing down onto the sand.
We walked all the way along the seafront to Knightstone Island and Marine Lake.
Then it was time to turn around and head back to the car to drive home.
The tweet at number eight was about the lack of a door in Matt Hancock’s home office.
Since Matt Hancock was interviewed from his office, this has been bugging me. What I can never understand about his cupboard/office, where is the door? Does he climb into the office? A trapdoor underneath his chair? If the door is in front of him does he climb over his desk? How? pic.twitter.com/i7lZXgYdPE
The third most popular tweet was about The Sovereign Centre shopping centre, which appears to be chasing the title of the UK’s Worst Shopping Centre…
Not sure if it is the worst…. it is bad! The Sovereign Centre in Weston-super-Mare. It has a food court with NO food outlets to buy food from! Loads of empty shops and plans to turn it into a health centre. pic.twitter.com/us5RAJwCIS
That’s not surprising and probably a good thing too. What with Covid-19 most if not all Christmas markets that I have visited in the past years have been cancelled for 2020.
On this day ten years ago I was in central Birmingham for a meeting. When I arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see they had a Christmas Market, it looked so much nicer than anything I had seen before.
After my meeting and before I headed home on the train I had a good look round. They had a wonderful range of stalls selling toys, Christmas ornaments and a range of delicious looking food.
If I recall I didn’t actually buy anything, but had been sorely tempted.
During my government sanctioned exercise we cycled down to the seafront in Weston-super-Mare. Compared to the a previous visit, back in the middle of April, it was much busier, but to be honest pretty much deserted.
There were a few people like us doing our exercise, walking, cycling, running. The odd dog walker as well.
In addition there were people kit surfing in the sea.
The council closed all their seafront car parks in an additional move to dissuade casual visitors and at the time of writing they are still closed. So in the end the place is deserted with only a few people exercising.
Just to note that I am following government advice during this national emergency and the photograph was taken during my government sanctioned exercise.