I only ever seem to visit north Somerset in the winter, which means a lot of the potential photo opportunities are closed. This includes the West Somerset Railway, although that wasn't going to stop me trying! Yet again it was pouring with rain first thing this morning, so I headed for the station in Minehead to see if I could persuade them to let me take some photos on the rainless platform. Sadly, even my most persuasive tones weren't successful so I contented myself with taking some photos from outside.
One of the volunteers told me about some work they're doing at the moment, relaying the line just outside Minehead, and suggested a good vantage point from the car park of Morrisons supermarket so I drove over there and caught a shot of the industrious work through the fence.
After a good soaking I then drove to Blue Anchor Bay to have lunch a cafe recommended to me by a friend. I discovered that Blue Anchor had its own station and, as luck would have it, the gate to the platforms was open. I took a stroll along the platform, photographing the railway architecture, before finally admitting defeat and heading to the cafe to dry out and buy some food to fuel me through the rest of the day.
3 February 2017