Minehead day trip

Yesterday, I went on a day trip, organised by the postgraduate association at university, to North Devon. It was nice to get out of Bath since for the last two weeks I had been on duty in university halls.

In the morning, the minibus stopped at Glastonbury, the home of the world-famous music festival. There were many small new age shops selling crystals, incense sticks and the like.

We spent the rest of the day in Minehead, a coastal town in South West England. One of the main attractions here was a working steam train, which we were lucky enough to be held up by as we arrived.

I spent the day with Bei and John. After walking along the seafront, we took a short cut across the beach (at low tide) to reach the harbour, which is just at the base of the hill in the photo below.

As you can see below, low tide revealed quite a lot of beach. In the background, you can just about make out Butlins, the holiday resort.

As is custom in this part of the country, we stopped at a small cafe to have cream tea. Well… Bei and John did… I had an ice cream!

In the time that was left before the minibus departed back to Bath, we walked up the hill. Whilst it looks quite small in the other photo, it took us about 45 minutes of walking (and scrambling up steep dirt banks) to reach the top. Unfortunately, the view from the top was somewhat obscured by the surrounding trees. However, we did meet these lovely friendly ponies!


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