We had been told that the fossil footprints of dinosaurs couldbe seen in the rocks at Sully, so we set off in search of them.We were told we would be able to park the car and walk down to the beach. Easier said than done. Mention had been made of a West Recycling Complex, which we found, but after after asking we were directed somewhere less obvious. We found the pebbly beach, but where were the donosaurs. A man walking his dog directed us further along the beach. We decided to go by car and found a place where a couple of cars were parked. The children ran off and found some red cliffs which they scrambled down. We adults decided to find the path to the ramp. There was a muddy path, but we couldn't find a turn off. Back we went and found a narrow thorny path which did lead to the beach, but the last few metres were rather dangerous stones.
On the beach we founf the flat red stones we had been told about, but couldn't see any prints. Luckily the man with his dog reappeared ad he took us to sme flat red platforms, and there they were. As we moved further we found more and more.
I first visited The Captains Wife after visiting Cosmoston Medieval Village. we only had a drink but Vicki had eaten here loads of times and said the food was really nice. It is a Vintage Inn like The Travellers Rest near Caerphilly or the Hartshead Inn near Oldham, both of which i have now been to on many occasions. The food in Vintage Inns is good and The Captains wife is no exception,
I have been a few times the latest visit I had a lovely meal after a walk along the shore to Bendricks Rock (about 2.5 miles away) where you can see some Dinosaur foot prints preserved in the rock.
It can get very busy though so you might have to wait during busy times.
It's a nice old building and is by the sea with some nice views over the Bristol Channel.
It was originally Sully House and was once owned by a Captain, local legend has it that when his wife died he kept her body in a box that was mistaken for treasure and stolen.
Sully Island sits in front of the pub, It can be reached at low tide via a causeway and has the remains of a iron age hill fort on it, something i would like to look at on a future visit.