Saturday, 20 July 2013

Porlock Bay, North Somerset

ANOTHER wonderful weekend just gone and this time we chose to visit the dramatic Porlock Bay in north Somerset.

The beach there is made up of a long shingle ridge backed by a small marshland (which was pretty dry) and hills behind.  Here is a 360 view with the beach to the left and the marsh to the right:

There was only one person on it, but then its not really a sunbathing or even swimming beach.  Even in this tough environment enough organic matter gathers to support a significant number of seashore specialists and other hardy plants.

Narrow-leaved everlasting pea

Rock samphire in the foreground

Buck's-horn plantain
Swallows gathering on the dead trees

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