The weather forecast was right, full sun all day today – yes this Brit is obsessed with the weather, it’s been a long, wet winter. A morning of housework gave me permission for an afternoon stroll, at Sidmouth. The town was busy but we found somewhere to park and a different entrance to the Byes.
Lots of blue sky and a tempting path.
Here’s Daisy, all excited and with a spring her tail.
There’s been some storm damage in recent years,
But plenty of new tree planting.
We’ll walk beside the river Sid for a while.
There are remains of a jetty.
Benches everywhere to watch the world go by.
Leaving the river, we’ll go up a gentle rise towards Golden Copse, in Margaret’s Meadow.
The sky became even bluer.
We were surrounded by birds, but most were too high in the trees. Never mind this robin gave us a lovely solo performance.
Back down to the river where lots of families were enjoying the day.
That’s the Byes, I’ve taken you and Jo walking there before, but in the winter, I hoped you liked spring. The dog friendly café on the sea front was full today as were the car parks, so we headed home. I’ll show you where we made a quick stop tomorrow.
Did you go out for a walk this weekend? I hope you had sunshine as well.
36 thoughts on “The Day We’ve All Been Waiting For”
Hiya sweetheart! You’ve just answered a question for me 🙂 Seconds ago Jude was telling me she’d had Sunday lunch in Devon, or Somerset, courtesy of you. I wasn’t sure if she meant you’d met up, but obviously not 😦 It must be imminent now she’s becoming a neighbour 🙂
The morning was glorious here but Mick was doing garden stuff and I was doing chores. By the time Dad had gone, after lunch, it was cool and murky again. 😦 Was that a robin in a garden I spied? I need some wildlife 🙂 🙂
What on earth was she doing in Devon I wonder, I think she’s about 120 miles from me! The temperature dropped off at 4pm, but it was wonderful before that. The robin was in the meadow, and really friendly. Have a good week lovely x 🙂 x
I meant to say how happy Daisy looked too 🙂 I guess we’ll get an explanation from Jude when she shows up here…
Hahaha she must be manic, I can’t imagine moving that far. Yes she was posing, Dido is more camera shy!
It’s been so lovely to see sunshine and feel warmer air this weekend. I got on with some clearing in the garden, and then sat and watched the birds for a while with a warm coffee. You’re walk looks wonderful and what a lovely wee dog💕😊🐶
Just a little stroll on a perfect day!
Thank you. Thank you, Gilly. A wonderful outing. The fresh air, the greening grass and the anxious bus on the trees cheered me up. One of these day / weeks soon we shall have some of the same. I want to say I’m jealous, but you’ve had a rotten winter too. ❤ ❤ ❤
And wasn’t it just a lovely day. And ALL day too. Over Shropshire there was almost something you might call a heat haze – probably steam produced by the soggy soil in shock. The lambs were flat out and sun bathing. Even saw horses likewise. Have a lovely spring week.
What a pleasant walk under the blue sky, Gilly. 🙂 Viewing through your beautiful photos, I feel like I was there… Love Daisy’s smile; the little Robin stole the show. 🙂
There’s nothing like a sunny day to bring the Brits out in their numbers. Gorgeous Spring photos, Gilly. 🙂
Looks so lovely in the spring sunshine, long may it last! We had a couple of good days down in Cornwall – even got sunburned can you believe in 12 degree sunshine! How did that happen? Stole away from doing things in the new house to head for the coast and have a fishy lunch. Hard to stay indoors when the sky is blue 🙂
Now back in the Shires (that haze Tish mentioned was everywhere from Cornwall through to Shropshire (7 counties, but who’s counting?) for the last leg before the final drive down south. Can’t wait to start making the new house a home. And we figure it is less than two hours to Exmouth / West Devon.
Last year I drove home from St Ives in the evening in two hours, no traffic though. I thought you must have moved, so I got that wrong. On Sidmouth beach yesterday a girl in a bikini was being photographed, such fabulous sunshine, I can see how you could burn. The coast just ahd to be done didn’t it? Today is looking very grey but it may lift for muy lunchtime stroll.
Driving back on a Sunday seems to be the best time. Ususally very quiet until we reach the M5 then it is a steady stream of traffic until Bristol when it peters out a bit. I shall be glad when all this tooing and froing is done with!
Drat I’m having problems with editing typos and now it won’t let me comment at all on the laptop so using phone. Have a good week
Arrggh give up for now time for work 😊
Thanks for sharing your lovely day out! Great weather in Worcestershire today too! Good to get out in the garden, mowing lawn and a general tidy up and cut back of shrubs…very therapeutic under a blue sky!
I should have been digging the allotment but Sidmouth won!
Beautiful! Thank you for that lovely glimpse!
Thank you MIchelle, it’s nice to see you!
This is such a lovely selection of photos showing the signs of Spring coming to life. The couple on the bench are in the perfect spot for reminiscing about days gone by. Lovely post, Gilly.
I loved it …. Issy 😎😍
They found some sunshine too, thanks Issy!
It certainly was a fabulous day here and do lovely to see your photos Gilly
Thanks Julia, not so nice this weekend!
Spring has at last arrived, and walks are on my agenda. Yours is a great start for me. 😉
Maybe you could share yours with Jo?
have one in progress Gilly,, ..
What a beautiful peaceful walk. Your photos are absolutely stunning and made me feel I was there with you. Thanks so much for sharing.
What an absolutely lovely post. Superb photos – especially, but not only, the bird and the water. I particularly like it because it’s a kind of landscape I am now sharing.
Ahh and now you’re well settled in, I’m trying to catch up, be over to see what you’ve been up to soon!
A lovely day….lovely…lovely day. *I am singing* Beautiful, happy pictures 🙂
It’s grey now honey,but I bet you have sunshine!
Aww! Yes we do have sunshine and it’s getting warmer.
Ahhhh, spring. We are not there yet. Something to look forward to.
It arrived early here this year!
Nothing like a bit of sun to show the beauty of the British countryside… miss this. 🙂