Now that our kids are grown-up we tend to avoid seaside towns during the summer months, and go instead out of season. This year for a change from the lovely south coast, we took a trip to Weston-Super-Mare, just a quick whizz along the M4, turned left at Bristol and down the M5, took us about one and a half hours. Neither of us has been here before so it was somewhere new to explore. We were very lucky with the weather, it was almost like a summer's day with bright sunshine and almost warm enough to take our coats off.
The pier had burned down in 2008, but was quickly rebuilt and the new one was open for the 2010 season.
Looking back towards the town from the end of the pier you can see the new ferris wheel being built, ready for next years season.
The lovely Rog, having removed his cap as it was slightly breezy and he didn't want to lose it.
We were there quite early in the morning, so it wasn't busy on the beach, but obviously the donkey owners were expecting a busy day, as they were preparing the donkies for kiddies rides.
It was warm enough for me to have an ice cream
We paid a visit to the Seaquarium. This fish really made me laugh, this is the underside, and the eyes were actually on the top side, but there were corresponding markings underneath which made this look like a face.
Sharks viewed from below
Not a particularly good shot, but very bright and colourful
This tower is in the middle of the shopping area, its quite striking, but we could find nothing to tell us what it was or why it was there.
We sat down on a bench for lunch, and Rog disguised his can of lager, in case he was mistaken for a teenager or a drop-out!