Burrowbridge

IMG_1508Yesterday we visited Burrowbridge – you can see the bridge in the photo – and the River Parrett, which was well and truly within its banks.

There was obviously some dredging going on – we followed a machine trundling along on caterpillar tracks v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y…..

Burrowbridge lies in the shadow of Burrow Mump – topped by a ruined chapel:

IMG_1521The ‘Mump’ rises from the ‘Levels’ below and gives stupendous views across the Somerset Levels – which lay under water for months, last winter. Now they are lush with new grass – stretching out to a peaceful horizonIMG_1515

We ate a delicious meal in the King Arthur pub and then climbed the Mump to enjoy the 360 degree views.

 

What a wonderful way to spend a June afternoon!

Go to Honeypot Books (honeypotbooks.wordpress.com) to read about the smallest library I’ve ever seen!

 

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About apthomas

I love books, reading, writing, baking, chocolate, painting, sewing, people and fairtrade - not necessarily in that order. I am a lazy gardener - who loves the garden, and a lazy housewife who likes the place to be warm and welcoming. I live in beautiful Somerset. I am enslaved by Sherpa-the-cat. Saturday mornings find me 'playing shop' in the Honey Pot - a second hand bookshop, run from my garage, where along with the books you'll find fun, friendship and refreshments - all in a good cause.
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