Thursday, 7 April 2016

Nailed Nailsea 28

Very windy again today, and cold with it, so cycled to Nailsea via Yatton and Clevedon and caught the train back to Weston.

Clevedon Promenade

Took a little detour in Clevedon in order to visit the sea front.  This is the main promenade with flags of varying countries blowing in the strong wind.  The first one is the distinctive three legs of the Isle of Man.  Not too many folk about considering it is the half term for the local schools.

 Clevedon Pier

The pier at Clevedon was built during the 1860s to attract tourists and provide a ferry port for passengers to South Wales. It is a grade 1 listed building and consists of eight spans supported by steel rails covered in wooden decking. It was once described by the late Sir John Betjeman as, "the most beautiful pier in England".

Nailsea Railway Station

Turned inland from the coast, and with the strong wind behind me carried on to Nailsea.  When I got there it started raining so headed straight for the station which is a couple of miles out of the town centre. Intended to catch the 1138 but took a wrong turning and arrived at the station as it was pulling away. "Oh golly gosh" I thought!  It was a 20 minute wait for the next one which ended up being 10 minutes late. As you can see, there are not many facilites at the station so kept amused by taking a picture of an express thundering through.

A very much wind assisted 28 miles today.

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