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photoblog image A Glimpse At Minehead 3/7

A Glimpse At Minehead 3/7

Minehead, Somerset, has this delightful little harbour which is well-used with a number of local fishing boats and many smaller pleasure craft. It also sees many visiting yachts especially in the summer and the last ocean-going paddle steamer in the world, “Waverley” usually makes trips from here in May and October, while in between these dates, its support steamer “Balmoral” often visits, both vessels running a programme of local trips and longer journeys to Ilfracombe or Lundy Island.

 

 

A Glimpse At Minehead 3/7

Minehead, Somerset, has this delightful little harbour which is well-used with a number of local fishing boats and many smaller pleasure craft. It also sees many visiting yachts especially in the summer and the last ocean-going paddle steamer in the world, “Waverley” usually makes trips from here in May and October, while in between these dates, its support steamer “Balmoral” often visits, both vessels running a programme of local trips and longer journeys to Ilfracombe or Lundy Island.

 

 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Apr 2012, 00:59
Very pretty, organised place, Brian...looks almost like a model of Minehead.
Brian Walbey: Yes I guess each boat has its place on the moorings Ray.
I can see why it's so popular! It looks like a lovely spot!
Brian Walbey: This particular spot is very nice, and beyond the harbour is a very pleasant walk along below the wooded hillside.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Apr 2012, 06:27
It is a lovely place Brian
Brian Walbey: This particular spot is Chris. I took the liberty of informing the girls that Minehead, and the WSR, isn't that much of a stretch from your place, sorry!
What a lovely harbour with a fine mix of workboats and pleasure craft Brian... i like the way that you framed it....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes we liked this little area along the front Peter, thanks for your comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Apr 2012, 08:14
So quaint a place and typical of England, Brian, I'm sure. I could live there. smile
Brian Walbey: Yes we liked this area of the town Ginnie. I told Astrid it isn't that far from where Chris lives, hint, hint. I also told him I told you!
I well remember the Waverley
Brian Walbey: I seem to remember seeing it when I was quite young, but it is good that it is still in working order.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 25 Apr 2012, 08:50
Great image I like very much
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much vintage.
I always thought that Minehead created bad vibes but this series is good Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I guess people think of Butlins but this end of the place seemed very pleasant.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Apr 2012, 09:27
This will entice me back, Brian
Brian Walbey: Then I am pleased to hear that Lisl.
A fine marine panorama Brian, looks quite peaceful!
Brian Walbey: It is a very nice little harbour Fred, mind you this was in the middle of the week, I bet it is busy with families at the weekends.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Apr 2012, 11:02
You were lucky to have the tide in on this one Brian excellent capture of the harbour.
Brian Walbey: The tide was out when we first arrived by the harbour but we took a walk a bit further on and when we came back the tide was coming in.
Lundy Island rings a bell with me, probably from my childhood. A beautiful shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes Lundy is one of those well known islands. Thanks for your comment Martin.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Apr 2012, 15:32
It looks great with the tide in. Never seen it from this angle before, though; were you on a boat?

The media were talking about the Balmoral; apparently it did a cruise recently to the location of the sinking of the Titanic. I thought it was very strange to use such a shoip for this but it turns out that there are at least tow "Balmoral"s. The one that went to the Titanic location was another floating black of flats registered in Nassau!
Brian Walbey: Yes and this Balmoral block of flats that went on that cruise also ran into quite a lot of problems en route I believe. We were standing at the very end of the breakwater on the seaward side of the harbour.
It looked smaller place, yesterday
Brian Walbey: I think it is just the angle of view that makes it look a bit bigger Juan.
A very nice capture of this place I like very much Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, like all places s some of the seafront isn't quite as pleasant.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Apr 2012, 18:29
I must visit Minehead at some point. Looks nice and traditional, love harbours and fishing boats.
Brian Walbey: The part I have shown here is very pleasant John, the other direction leads to Butlins and is a bit more usual seaside, but there are some good shops, for the ladies, and plenty of places to eat, plus of course the steam railway.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Apr 2012, 21:06
Yes, this is a lovely little harbour with all the fishing boats ...I would like to make a trip by the ocean- going steamers.
Brian Walbey: Yes I haven't been on an ocean going steamer for many years.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Apr 2012, 22:34
Peaceful serenity captured beautifully Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike, this is of course the nicer end, Butlins is in the other direction!
A beautiful tranquil scene well captured, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Graeme.

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