Friday 25 June 2010

A little quilled carrot for the donkeys on the beach

I've just returned from a short break staying with some friends who live in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare in the south-west of England. Weston is a very traditional holiday resort with a promenade, pier and miles of golden sands where children can still enjoy riding on donkeys, just as they have done for generations.

When I was there, the donkeys were all lined up patiently at the water's edge, and I took this photograph of them gazing out towards the nearby island of Steepholm. Such a timeless scene! I thought that the picture would make a lovely card, and so I've complemented the picture with a horseshoe (or should it be donkey shoe?) plus a little quilled carrot - the perfect tasty treat for hungry donkeys! I hope they didn't have to work too hard on what turned out to be a very hot day indeed ...


  1. Very cool picture and the carrot is such a cute touch. Sounds like you had a great vacation

  2. What a great picture and the donkey shoe :-) with carrot is a cute idea. It looks like a beautiful beach.

  3. Thanks, Ann and Ann! It's hard to convey the scale of the beach in a single photo. The shore actually runs along the mouth of a river estuary (the River Severn, near the city of Bristol) and the tide goes out so far that sometimes it's impossible to see the sea at all! During the winter, the donkeys stay in stables close to where I live in southern England, but I'm sure they are always glad to get back on the beach again at this time of year.



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