A Trip Up The Hill and a Ride on West Somerset Steam Railway

After our trip down to Minehead and a visit to RNLI we headed up the hill where I took the glorious sunset pictures in 2006.

Unfortunately this time the weather had deteriorated by the time we reached Minehead so it was more grey skies than blue and rather chilly.

View from the Hill - Minehead

The moors were colourful though with the flowers at the end of the season.

Somerset Moors

We went up with the top down in my aunt’s pimped out Renault Megane Cabriolet! Nice red leather seats, it’s a sweet ride.

Renault Megane Cabriolet

It’s quite beautiful up there even when cold and the wind is blowing your face off…plenty of sheep around too.

Sheeps!

Jasper the spaniel was rather tired after his long walk, he is getting old.

Jasper the Spaniel

The next day we decided to go for a trip on the West Somerset Steam Railway one of the few remaining active steam trains in the country. The weather was pretty crappy but it was still very enjoyable being on such an old train.

Old Steam Train

Watching the country-side fly past.

Somerset Country Side

With some pro shots of course.

It's ME!

And you get to see the Brits favourite holiday places…the caravan park!

Caravan Park

And the quaint old railway stations.

Old Railway Station

More soon!

You can find all the posts on my UK trip:

UK Trip – August 2008

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5 Responses to A Trip Up The Hill and a Ride on West Somerset Steam Railway

  1. TNH October 22, 2008 at 4:22 pm #

    wow wow wow…this place really got a nice view..it is really relaxing to look at all those photo..not to mention if i’m the one that standing there with those view

  2. Nicholas Leong October 22, 2008 at 4:31 pm #

    I’ll brave whatever bad weather for the view! And a ride in that sweet, sweet car!

  3. Huai Bin October 22, 2008 at 10:38 pm #

    Jesus, the caravans are HUGE! Are they mobile? They look different from the caravans I’ve seen in NZ – those are about the size of a truck and sleeps 4-6 people with a kitchen and running water (from a cistern). Pretty nifty, rented one when I went there to get my PR status when I was 13.

  4. andrew October 23, 2008 at 2:12 pm #

    amazing views and photos.. as usual..~ haha.. sorry bro for missing in action since you came back from UK.. haha… been busy lately with my work.. but i’ll be back soon to the court k?? real soon!! =D so how’z everything back in malaysia?? back to the norma routine of life?? owh yes!! will be seeing you in halloween party!! rite? haha catch up with u then!

  5. ShaolinTiger October 23, 2008 at 5:31 pm #

    TNH: Yah it’s beautiful up there, tried to give the pics a relaxing feel. Was VERY windy though.

    Nicholas Leong: Yah, jealous of the car haha.

    Huai Bin: They are semi-mobile/semi-permanent, I guess they could be classified as mobile homes rather than caravans. It’s what they call trailers in US (like trailer trash).

    andrew: Thanks 🙂 Yah you FFK us for Heineken this week! Come back soon yah..back to normal yah.