A glorious day in late summer with the sky a brilliant blue and a coolish breeze in the air. What better way to spend the morning than to head off to one of the bays. The first bus to Sand Bay on a Sunday leaves Weston at 1005 which meant I had half an hour to waste. I wandered along the front and was fortunate enough to spot a sailing boat.
A little further along I was greeted by the sight of Birnbeck Pier deteriorating further with every passing day.
But now it is time to board Crosville's No. 100 open top bus service and speed along the foot of Weston Woods towards Sand Bay. Trees line the road on either side providing a canopy. Quick - duck down as a branch comes a little too close for comfort.
Time to "Spend a Penny" in the loos at the bus terminus before heading off to find the public footpath which starts at the end of Sand Farm Lane. Reviews for this walk advise wearing long trousers and good walking shoes and I am pleased I had taken this into consideration before leaving because the start of the footpath was very overgrown.
As the path headed out over the levels I was very pleased to find that it has been well signed and that the small bridges over the rhynes have been renewed. The sheep were a little perturbed at having a strange upright animal crossing their field !
After 45 minutes I came out on Collum Lane and made my way up to Woodspring Bay.
What a heavenly place this is.
The hedgerows are still full of nature's harvest so it was blackberrying all the way home to Worle.