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Battery Point, Portishead

Bristol is not famous for its big sky views. We live in a town of hills and narrow streets and it’s fairly hard to find a good place to watch the sun go down. Yesterday on a very cold afternoon, we drove out of the city to Portishead, where the Severn opens out beyond the Second Severn Crossing, the excuse being that we were going to see if we could see a pair of Purple Sandpipers which are usually present on the rocks below Battery Point at high tide. Here is a link to Paul’s birding blog which has some great photos of them.

We didn’t see them, we were a bit late for high tide which is when they would have been closest into the shore,  but we stayed a while as there was hardly any wind and watched the sky…

Then we came home and made a big pot of red Ezo the Bride soup, which has a base of onion, roasted red peppers, chillis and garlic, seasoned with cumin and paprika, and contains a mix of red lentils, bulgar wheat and rice.  We followed this up with Cumberland Sausage from Cockermouth and Yorkshire Puddings which stuck to the tin but were still fabulous. Cold weather is a great excuse to eat hearty food.

Looking towards the Second Severn Crossing

Looking towards the Second Severn Crossing

Battery Point, Portishead

Battery Point Light, marks the rocks

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Zeb waits in the winter sun

Zeb waits in the winter sun

Sunset 15.57

Sunset 15.57