Heavy rain and hailstones going up though the Bristol Channel this afternoon.Peter Mather, 24 February 2022
Storm Franklin at Watchet
Storm Franklin come with a vengeance with some cracking waves on this morning’s tide at Watchet.Peter Mather, 21 February 2022
This year’s top sunsets on the West Somerset coast
All photos by Peter Mather.
Storm Evert at Watchet
Storm Evert stirred up some cracking waves at West Street beach Watchet this morning.
Photos by Peter Mather. 30 July 2021
Clouds over Watchet
The beach between Watchet and Doniford is home to some of the earliest ammonite fossils recorded in Britain.
The red and green striped rocks on your left are Mercia Mudstones, dating from a time when the landmass was part of an ancient desert near the hot equator, similar to the Sahara today; on your right are grey mudstones belonging to the Helwell Marls. These marls are the youngest Jurassic rocks exposed on the Somerset coast and date from around 200 million years ago, when sea levels rose and Watchet was submerged in shallow seas. Here you will find some of the earliest ammonite fossils recorded in Britain.Love Watchet
Lewis Winter took the kids for a walk on 3 February, enjoying the sunshine, and came back with these photos:
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Exmoor Memories: Why the Stuarts came to Doniford
Stuart Hubster Lancaster has recently shared some Exmoor photos with us on our Facebook page. He and his family have just returned home from a holiday in Doniford with many trips across Exmoor.
This is what Stuart told us:
Right here goes with the story of why we decided to go to Doniford Bay in the beginning ! It was about 20 years ago I was helping on a removal from Northampton to Williton, there was no room in the front of the lorry so I was in the back looking out as we travelled !
I can remember seeing the sign saying welcome to Warchet. From that day I wanted to go back and visit. It was nine years ago that we were looking to go on our first real family holiday – the now wife left it to me to decide where lol so Doniford Bay it was.
From that first visit we fell in love as the area, the people and the way of life was so relaxed. Since that first visit we pine for our yearly holiday!
We’ve seen Exmoor in glorious sunshine, in wind and rain so as you can probably guess it’s grown to be part of our hearts .
The ponies, the vast flowing hills covered in purple heather, the sheep running here and there across the roads which I love driving, we have so many pictures to choose from it was hard, but there’s some sunset pictures and a few various ones from on top of Exmoor itself all I can say is #heartslieinexmoor
Regards the Lancasters of Northampton x