Thursday, 19 April 2012

Sunny Days and Cream Teas.

Thursday was such a beautiful day, that Best Beloved gave himself the afternoon off. We put the dogs in the car, and drove over to East Quantoxhead. There is a car-park near the Church, so we parked there, and walked the Coastal Path to Kilve. The path runs along the Severn Estuary. At this point, it is up on the cliffs, and with the strong wind, was quite bracing! Barley and Quince thought it was great.
At Kilve, we had our first Cream Tea of the year, at The Chantry. The scones were really fresh....delicious! Barley and Quince were made much of by some of the other people having Tea in the garden - particularly one little girl, who wanted to take them home. Her Mum looked worried about the ''can we have one, Mum'', until I layed on the hard work required with a trowel.We left The Chantry, rather more than replete, and turned right. We were making for the other path back to East Quantoxhead, which crosses the fields, a few hundred yards further inland. As we walked, we noticed a building, obviously a Church, which we have never seen before. Now, we have done this walk on a regular basis since...well, since the early 'eighties. It transpires that a lot of work has been done, cutting down trees, cutting back shrubs, mending the walls, and re-painting the outside.Sadly, we could not stop to explore it, as we could see and hear a storm approching across the channel. The car was about a mile and a half away.

We will have a look next time we are there. Looking back from the other side of the field, doesn't it look idyllic?

The drive home was ''the pretty way'', over the Quantock Hills. Lots of Ewes, with lambs, ambling about, or lying in the road. The rain did not catch up with us, until we got home.

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