Cruising the Danube from the Black Sea to the North Sea
April-May 2023: Day 42

Nottingham to Minehead, Somerset


We now had one day left of our 6-week tour. One more family church to visit, but this one was in Somerset. No problem, Google maps claims 4hr 30min for the journey. In fact, Google was just about right had it not been for the major road works between Washford and Dunster that lost us nearly an hour. We continued on and found the small village of Selworthy, high up on the side of the valley. Then back to Minehead, home of one of the few remaining Butlins Holiday Camps (which we kept clear of). This was our last full day in the UK, tomorrow all we had to do was drive the 160 miles to Heathrow.

Selworthy Church

We arrived at the old village church at Selworthy late on a warm sunny afternoon. There is a convenient car park at the church and we were soon talking to an old identity, with broad Somerset accent, sitting in the sun talking to passersby. He told us the church was not open "for safety reasons" and there were indeed Stenner family graves, "somewhere over there". Despite the long grass ("No Mow May" had reached here also) they were close to the end of the church.

Minehead, Somerset

Minehead lies on the southern side of the Bristol Channel and is subject to massive tides. Although some of the beach has a course sand, most is composed or large, flat stones.

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Last updated: 30 June 2023