|Warm Breath Lets you breathe easy.|
|A hollow pond fed by run off, it may disappear in spring|
|Birch, Beech, Oak and Bracken|
|Rainbow ahead of cloud.|
|Same cloud about to rain on Burnham on Sea (Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station is the big square thing on the coast)|
|The Levels and the Mendips|
|View inland across the Heath|
Pictures as ever speak a thousand words. But for clarity, it was freezing or below, the wind was light, the sun was fiercely bright. When we started out after our nice early wake up there was the remains of a minor snowfall, that in turn had been frosted over, giving the ground a sparkly white aspect. On the way up we had to remove the rubber feet from our poles to utilise the spikes because the rubbers kept on skidding on the frozen ground. But once the Sun’s rays had played over the ground for a couple of hours we descended in red mud and slippery leaf litter.
|Horse roam free, breaking the ice with their hooves.|
|Twisted Oaks Shervage Wood|
On the saddle between Shervage Wood and the earlier Trig point from where we took most of the panoramic pictures. We were approached by two horses, who demonstrated deft skill at breaking the ice on puddles to get to the water. It was a great short but steep walk, it helped me expand my lungs which just didn’t want to work, and I’ve felt significantly better since. Enjoy the pictures.
|Massive open grown Oak, made into a giant branched Tepee|
|Quantocks, Heath, Cloud, Sky, Mendips, Sea, Levels ... you can have it all.|