The Exmouth Blues

To the west of the main seafront at Exmouth is the Exe estuary, it’s been a favourite place of mine since childhood and I’ve posted many photos taken there. Every couple of weeks a friend picks me up from work, and its become a habit on summer evenings to head to the coast, for fish and chips, a paddle and a Pimms on the balcony at the Grove. On Thursday we managed the paddle and fish and chips but the pub balcony was full, so we kept walking towards the marina.

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This used to be a scruffy, but fascinating, working dock, now the apartments here are very expensive. I’m torn between thinking I’d like to live there and thinking its all a bit sterile and elitist.

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Leave the apartments behind for a while and enjoy the view.

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Across the estuary towards Dawlish Warren.

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The tide was very high on the remains of the beach where I used to play, the blue moon was on its way.

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There’s still  some fishing work taking place, thank goodness.

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and a lot of blue.

as the sky and buildings fight for the boldest colour.
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Turn the last corner, here is the bridge that replaced the rickety one I remember, and the sun shined on, a perfect Devon evening.

Thank Goodness for Gaudi

He created a colourful bench for my August post for Jude, and placed it in Parc Guell, in plenty of time for my visit to Barcelona in April.

A colourful bench for August
A colourful bench for August

If you would like to join in visit Jude here, she has a different bench theme every month this year.