A dear friend's youngest turned one this past week. We went to the seaside to celebrate. I love the English seaside. The difference has everything to do with boredom. I suppose towns in the North East of the US probably would equally keep me entertained. In addition to the steam fair, crazy golf (miniature golf), arcades, and a view of Wales, a visit to the English seaside town of Weston-super-Mare includes:
Donkey Rides for Children
The donkeys walk down the beach and trot back.
A family game of cricket. Boy could she throw.
Weston-s-Mare is notoriously stingy with its water. We were lucky to see the actual sea at all.
The sea rolled out within an hour of our arrival.
That's all right though. These concrete paddling pools hold some of the water on the beach. It's tempting to try to walk out towards the disappearing sea. Of course, that's exactly what the quicksand wants you to think.