Homeless in a shelter
Don't think the Victorians had this in mind when the shelters were built along the promenade at Weston. Up to 4/5 homeless people have made this their home since Christmas time and I don't think they have much reason to leave with some of the local populace bringing food, hot drinks, blankets and clothing to them on a regular basis. In fact these were the subject of an item on the local TV news last night about homelessness and how local charities are given them all the assistance they can. Some of these I am sure will have mental issues but there are also those that haven't and see this as an easy life. Herein lies the moral dilemma. Where is the encouragement for homeless people to help themselves when assistance is on tap? Discuss!
Birnbeck Pier has disappeared into the mist and the drizzly conditions do not bode well for a good ride. Not sure if the SeaQuarium is open today but there won't be many visitors today. Called in to see Ian, a bike mechanic and booked the bike in for a service next Thursday. Carried on to Wrington via a cup of tea at Caffles Garden Centre (nearly turned back after that) and had another cuppa at the Mother Hen Tea Room. Heading back through Churchill and Banwell, the rain came down quite heavy but the waterproofs proved effective.
Despite the heavy rain stayed dry underneath. Finished up on a tad over 27 miles. Only 76 miles for the week as not out tomorrow.