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Travel || Weston-super-Mare, England

Weston-super-Mare (a silly sounding name) is Latin for “Weston on Sea”. Last week we set aside our housing hunt for a few days to go visit a member of Sam’s family who was in the hospital.

The walk between the hotel and the hospital was beautiful. It was all along the seafront, which was the best part of Weston. (The only real part?) But we really poorly judged the distance between the hotel and the hospital. It ended up being a verk brisk 30 minute walk or a leisurely 45 minute one. Luckily the weather held up for the duration of our time there.

Weston is one the Western coast on England. In fact you can see Wales from the shore. It also has the second largest tidal rise in the entire world! Sometimes the sea recedes almost a mile from it’s high tide point. The photo below is of the pier and at high tide it’s completely surrounded by water. As you can see the water is way beyond it, just to give you an idea of it’s growth!

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Beautiful shore line.
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Sam walking out to read a sign. The “rock” in the distance is an island called Steep Holm.
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 This is what the sign read. Due to the tidal rise and fall there is a LOT of mud.
No I haven’t grown a hump on my back- it’s a hood. I was so chilly that I was wearing Sam’s hoodie under my peacoat on top of a shirt and sweater. Hence the hood.
There was a lovely plaque on the seafront that read:
” ‘Look out to sea.’ she said.
‘It’s like freedom. Really.
Isn’t it because there’s nothing
stopping you?’ “
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Weston at sunset.
One of the things I adore most about England are it’s lovely seaside towns!

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