Monday, 12 August 2013

What a beast you are!

Part two of my holiday lighthouses. Here we have the low lighthouse at Burnham on Sea. I thought I was quite conservative as far as my appreciation of lighthouses went, that to win a place in my heart one would have to be a great stone tower sat atop a rocky headland. But no, I really love this funny looking, nine-legged monstrosity. Check out also his mod-style stripe.

Loping across the sand towards this lighthouse was, compared to the approach to Lynmouth, a doddle. Only later did I read about the quicksand and oozing mud that I potentially braved. Probably a bit further out I imagine. Other cool information gleaned from a beachfront sign: if you go in for the whole Jesus-Glastonbury-feet-in-ancient-times thing apparently Burnham on Sea is where he and Joseph of Arimathea are believed to have disembarked. Worth a statue, I'd have said.


  1. Went to Burnham on holiday a few years back. Loved the lighthouse also.

  2. I didn't get a chance to have a good look around, pretty much ran to the lighthouse and then ran back. Got a bit of a Blackpool vibe off the place, but in a nice way. Whilst I was off chasing lighthouses the missus found a brilliant greasy spoon. Tragically I didn't have time to indulge in my usual sausage, egg and chips.