6/15 We bused it back to Dunball knowing that we were unlikely to see many pubs on this leg. So we started in the Admirals Table again as the beer had been nice last time. Then it was a cautious walk across the dual carriageway to Dunball Wharf. This wharf is occasionally used by small coasters, but was deserted as we walked along the rivers edge and through the security fence at the end. Then it was back along the flood defenses looking across the mud to the other bank that we had walked along previously. The flat walk continues for some way on this bank of the Parrett. On the left we eventually pass Combwich again, on the right we appear to always have a large tower just a couple of fields away as sweep around it in a large arc. I think it is an old water tower. When we reach the mouth of the river, the amount of bird life increases and we also have to pick our way around some of the sluices that protect the Somerset levels beyond. Then it is a short detour inland along the Brue towards Highbridge before heading back to the sea and Burnham.
The Reeds Arms (sorry about the photo taken from the bus as we were leaving) is a Wetherspoons these days and the only obvious pub on the front. They had a cider festival on and we tried as many of them as we could. The staff though didn't know what they were serving us.
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