Maybe it's a quick trip across the channel to Nice?
Nope, it's the beautiful English county of Somerset - and this is the small town of Portishead, which is about 10 minutes away from our home. It's on the estuary of the River Severn, which divides England from Wales. The harbour area has been re developed in recent years and it looks amazing. Fortunately, the original harbourside cottages and buildings have been integrated into the new design. Here you can see how the old lighthouse has a new lease of life.
We sat with a coffee watching people stroll along - and the swifts busily building their nests under the eaves of this lovely old blue cottage, quite oblivious to all the human activity below them! It must be an ideal spot next to the estuary - no shortage of mud at low tide.
The many swans were enjoying the sunny weather, and I managed to get this shot of nature in harmony with the new architecture around the area. One little boy called out to his daddy that the 'swans were running on the water!' and it did indeed looked like that!
I'm not nomally a big fan of built up areas, but this development has been done beautifully, and the little town beyond is one of my favourite places.
It felt like a real treat to be out on a Sunday afternoon in such lovely weather - I just hope it stays around a bit longer!x