All photos are copyright of Maggie May
Normally I like to keep my feet firmly on the ground as I am prone to vertigo. However, I recently shocked Harry by asking if he would like to have a ride with me on the Weston Wheel. After he got over that shock, he naturally jumped at the idea as he had intended to go on his own anyway .
The wheel is not as big as the London Eye, but is about 100 feet above the ground. Strawberry Ann Jam used this wheel in her recent post Sky Watch Friday and I was quite amused as I had most of this post in draft form on Blogger. I was waiting though, to go up in the wheel and kept putting it off, so when I read Ann's post, I decided it was now or never.
The first two pictures were taken through glass so are not the best of quality. We were in a pod on our own and there was a great view of Weston Super Mare below us. I sat and took the photos right in front of me but there were magnificent views to my left, as far as the coast of Wales across the other side of the bay.
You will notice that one of the pods in the picture above is black and stands out more than the others. This is a VIP pod and costs between £35 and £50, depending on whether you have champagne. It is for parties of important people and it was empty on the morning that we took our ride, so we were obviously all riff- raff.
I am so glad that we went on the wheel as it was a real thrill even though I don't normally like heights. I am surprised that most of the photos came out almost monochrome. They weren't altered in anyway though.
Footnote: We will be away for a few days while we go and visit our daughter on the east coast. I am having a little break from blogging until we get back.