Monday, 20 June 2016

Mini Breaks and Den Building

We didn't have Bear this week we had a week off. The plan was to catch up on all the little things that need doing around the house and garden. The weather put paid to the gardening, it rained a lot so we decided to visit Weston Super Mare for the day. That turned into an overnight stay and before we knew it the week had gone. Time really does fly past.
I couldn't go a whole week without seeing Bear so we popped over for lunch on Tuesday.

Bear was surprised to find this huge ball in his garden

 Mini Break

On Wednesday we stopped off at Brean Down before heading to Weston Super Mare and had a walk along the Ridge. It was a shame that I had forgotten to bring the big camera (Nikon DSLR) and the weather was so overcast as the views must be stunning on a clear day and my iPhone wasn't up to taking very good photo's in the poor light.

Brean Beach from halfway up Brean Down

Brean beach from the top

Steep Holm, Flat Holm and Napoleonic Buildings on Brean Down

Weston Super Mare from Brean Down
 We had a fantastic cottage right on the sea front with views across the sea. It was a serviced apartment so like being in a hotel but with all the facilities of self catering. We only stayed one night but it would be a superb cottage for a week or longer.
The rain came as the sun went down but brought with it a fantastic sunset.

Fishermans Cottage

View from our bedroom

Grand Pier Weston Super Mare

Causeway forming Marine Lake

Marine Lake on right

Weston Super Mare beach under the Grand Pier

Rain through our cottage window

Sunset over the pier

Sunset over Weston

Den Building

We had been planning to do something with the area under the decking for ages and had planned to build a den for Bear on our week off. The weather put paid to that but we did get the decking down. We are planning a waterproof roof and to fill in the sides. Maybe cheap shower curtains will keep the rain out for the short term. It's a work in progress.

Just mud

Framework done

Decking added

Now it's starting to look like a den.

We had a great week, I just wish the sun had shone. How was your week?

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