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Sightseeing in Somerset

We had to pop over to Bath today, and on the way back we decided to do a bit of sightseeing. We stopped off at Herriott's Pool, part of Chew Valley Lake and an Avon Wildlife Trust nature reserve, to say hello to the swans and ducks. Chew Valley Lake and much of the surrounding land has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protection Area. It is also a Site of Nature Conservation Interest. The birds seem to be very used to humans staring at them and taking photos, and one of the swans actually complained when I stopped photographing her and turned my attention to the ducks.


From Herriott's Pool we headed off to Cheddar, home of that lovely cheese. Cheddar's only twenty-five minutes from our home by car, so we visit fairly often. It's an amazing place, and it makes me feel incredibly tiny. Unfortunately, the goats weren't out today.


From Cheddar we headed to Axbridge, a quiet little place with a lovely church. We arrived as choir practise was just beginning, so the street was filled with song.

Passing by a field, the sheep came over to say hello. They were quite vocal and seemed to appreciate my attempts to communicate in their language. I'm quite fluent in sheep.

Then it was back to Weston-super-Mare. We arrived just as the sun was setting. No matter where we go, I'm always incredibly glad to be back home. There's nowhere quite like it.