Thursday 17 January 2019

Weston-super-Mare in Pictures: October, November, & December 2018

Time to look back at my seaside snaps from the final quarter of 2018!

This autumn was full of glorious colour: always such a treat, but particularly on days of sunshine and blue skies.

I spent a lot of sunny afternoons walking around town scouting for nice-looking leaves, and then essentially stalking them: including them in my routes as often as possible until they faded and dropped.

I particularly enjoyed this fabulous door + gate + climber combo...

... and I literally gasped when I turned a corner and found this beauty. 

The previous year, as the nights drew in, I made it a habit to build my schedule around the sunset as much as possible. I timed my trips into town so I'd be walking back along the beach as the light faded, and spent a lot of time gazing at the pastel tints of the sky and filling up my camera roll with (largely terrible) sunset snaps.

I didn't do as much of that this time round, sadly, but the few beach sunsets I did enjoy were pretty magical.

As ever, I've continued to keep my eye out for interesting shapes and textures. I particularly loved this tree...

... and this gleaming seaweed... 

... and this patched-up garage door.


Oh, and I fell in love with a fish and chip shop! Actually going here for fish and chips is on my 2019 Must Do list.

I've started walking a lot more lately - both further and more often - and have to admit that I'm getting a little obsessed with walking! This year I've wanted to get out for walks whatever the weather, and in the autumn and winter that means walking in the cold, the rain and through a lot of mud... and upgrading my wardrobe and footwear accordingly.

I'm still walking a lot on the beach and through town, but I'm also spending as much time as possible out in the nature reserves (Uphill, Walborough, and Bleadon Levels). They're so beautiful!


I'm planning on walking there a lot in 2019, but also trying to get across town more often to walk up Worlebury Hill and through the woods. I walked up the hill late one December afternoon and was rewarded with the most wonderful view:


Watching the sunset as I walked back down the hill and homewards was quite delightful!

Then right at the close of the year, I snapped a strong contender for my 2019 Christmas card (haha)...

 ... and encountered a trio of birds who posed for juuuuust long enough for me to take this photo! Very considerate of them.

Here's to lots more walking in 2019!

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Dicky Bird said...

Lovely pictures!

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Lovely photos.

bairozan said...

I love walking but rarely take pictures because I'm too lazy to bring the camera and my phone doesn't make the best pictures. Thanks for sharing the beauty that surrounds you!

Bugs and Fishes said...

Thanks, guys! It's always a pleasure being able to share these places that have made me so happy :)

Emma said...

This is all lovely!

Bugs and Fishes said...

Thanks, Emma! I really enjoyed taking all these photos :)