Me, Rachel Swailes. My blog about stuff I get up to in and around the Western Cape, Cape Town, George, Wilderness, Hermanus and other cool places :)


Published on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Richard suprised me by organising a weekend away for my birthday. Usually I do all the organising so it was such a treat to just be able to pack and go!

View from the station at Bristol
View from the station at Bristol

We went to Weston-super-Mare on the west coast. Despite the weather, it was great to spend some time together after Richard’s exams.

Headland with a hole in it
View of the countryside

While there is not a lot to do there, we spent a lot of time walking on the beach and watching the world go by at the tidal pool. It’s always nice to get away from the city for a weekend.

We also found a group of locals acting out some historic event with long poles on the Saturday afternoon. But we preferred the locals that accosted us for the Haagen Daaz ice-cream taste testing.

Historic Re-enactments
Tidal Pool

This is the view from the bench where we watched some other locals dive into the icy waters. Even though it’s July it’s freezing here!

Locals going for a dip
Locals going for a dip
View from the bench

So nice to get away – we should do this more often (with less rain!)

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