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In order to escape life for a while, Sabine and I ran off to Weston-super-Mare, a seaside town in Somerset. The town is across the Bristol Channel from Cardiff, and the tidal range in the channel is so wide that for most of the day, over a mile of mud flats are exposed. Twice a day at high tide, the sea appears.

We stayed at a beautiful bed-and-breakfast and spent our time in Weston relaxing and exploring the shore. We stumbled across a literary sand sculpture festival, the SeaQuarium (“oceans of fun for everyone!”), the Helicopter Museum, an air festival featuring the RAF Red Arrows, and plenty of strolls and relaxation on the seaside and in Weston Woods.

It was a fantastic trip, and we returned to Oxford refreshed.

 

First, some pictures from Once Upon a Time, the literary sand sculpture festival and the SeaQuarium (“oceans of fun for everyone!”):

Next, some pictures from our wanders around Weston, Uphill, and the helicopter museum:

Finally, some pictures from the beach and air festival:

Posted 23 Jun 2014 by John McManigle in Adventure, Travel

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