Day 021 : Bridgewater – Weston-Super-Mare

I escape from the city sprawl to the seaside.b_021_083_Bridgewater_A38_RoadFor the first 2-3 hours of today, I had to negotiate my way out of Bridgewater and make my way for 8 miles along the A38, a lot of which was dual carriageway.

Before the M5 motorway was built, this used to be the main route down to the south-west. A lot of the traffic on this road was making its way to and from the motorway.b_021_089_Burnham_on_Sea_PierBy the time I turned off this road, I was feeling quite high octane. You could have put a match to me and used me as a flame thrower.

I was glad to walk into Burnham-on-Sea and breathe some sea air back into my lungs. Burnham claims to have the shortest pier in Britain.

b_021_100_Weston_Super_Mare_SeatsI follow the coast towards Brean, again popular with caravans and chalets, but have to make my way inland again to get over the River Axe.

b_021_102_Weston_Super_Mare_BigWheelIt seems to take ages before I finally arrive at Weston-Super-Mare and have a nice long walk along the front to the centre.

It had been a long day and I was feeling a bit grotty after all that roadside walking today. It was getting late and I needed to get cleaned up and hadn’t eaten.  I have to thank Andy who I mentioned yesterday who walked in with a big round of real cheddar cheese with some artisan bread and Wendy, another hosteler who bought some wine and crackers and shared it all with me. It was just what I needed to wind down and enjoy their company. All I can say is big thanks, it was a great pick-me-up.