May to June
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Backwell Lake early morning
A walk in the park woods
BURSTING OUT: June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the second of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the third of five months to have a length of less than 31 days. June contains the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the day with the most daylight hours, and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, the day with the fewest daylight hours (excluding polar regions in both cases). June in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. For us the longest day is Monday, June 21. The Nailsea Round is a nine mile walk in the countryside around Nailsea, and six shorter, circular walks. Starting from Backwell Lake, the Nailsea Round takes you to Wraxall, Tower House Woods and West End, then back to the lake via Morgan's Hill. One of the loop walks is a history walk around the town, and the others take your further into the surrounding countryside. To order the book email Nailsea Footpath Group at email@example.com . The cost is £4.95 plus p&p.
My beautiful balloon ride
HAPPY LANDINGS: Antony Evans captured this Bristol Balloon making an early morning bank holiday Monday landing on a field off Engine Lane, Nailsea, on bank holiday Monday, May 31. Lots of keen photographers shared their images on Nailsea People Facebook page. Angela Daynes said: "We saw it too, went right over our house, lovely to see them again in this direction." Hazel Sowdon took her picture as the balloon hovered over The Causeway while Anthony Davis said: "Doesn't appear to have been a long flight, as looked like it had only taken off from Backwell Common as passed right over Trendlewood area very low but slowly rising." But Alison Pemble exclaimed: "Nearly came in through our window." Rach Dietmar Wenzel said her shot was at Avening Close 'slowly getting ready to land'. Nigel Ricketts said: "I was in the balloon that landed at Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club with Lita Treloar and Gail Cowley. It was a great flight, throughly recommended by me, fantastic. We will be booking another flight ASAP."
An invitation to come inside
All our little ducks in a row
not strictly ducks but lots of water May 2021
WILD SWANS: While the debate rages on Nailsea People Facebook page about whether to feed wildlife with bread we republish the notice at Backwell Lake. Thank you Tracey Thomas for your latest contribution. And we couldn't help but share the swan photographs taken by Frankie Kocsis on the Thames at Marlow my hometown. Sadly a swan was killed by a dog not on a lease on Tuesday, May 25 and buried in the lake grounds...