Glimmering mud

IMG_0465Last weekend I traveled with some friends to Sand Point, near Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. Owned and managed by the National Trust, Sand Point is a long protruding headland of limestone that juts out into the Bristol Channel, remaining in seeming defiance against the land either side of it. It is a spectacular feature within this landscape and reminds the walker of the nearby Mendip Hills of which it is an extension. The wind was bracing and the sun warm. Of particular interest were some of the hawthorns, clinging to their rocky environment and yet seemingly very well adapted to this exposed environment. My key memory however will be the light as it washed against the muddy wash below. The tide was low and we sat and explored the landscape from above, casting our eyes across this bizarre, almost post-volcanic expanse of muddy vista.


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