I hope you’re all well and I’m sure you’re looking forward to a better 2021.
I plan to be back this year, although it may be June before I’m posting regularly, that’s when I retire at last. Just five months, I think I’ll cross out the days on a calendar. I can’t wait to have more time to write, take photos, blog and keep working on the garden.
It’s ages since I’ve had my camera out, I just make do with my phone, then get cross with myself when I can’t make the most of a view like this.
The Exe Estuary from the other side
I might have to learn how to create posts all over again as so much has changed.
Sometimes you just know there is a reason for a photo don’t you? Three weeks ago I caught the train to Totnes instead of driving. On a sunny day there can be few train journeys to match it anywhere, the track follows the river Exe to the estuary, then passes through Dawlish and Teignmouth and heads up the river Teign. As always the train windows were grimy and the sun that made it so lovely caused glare and reflections but you’ll get the idea.
This is a small area of Gods Wonderful Railway, at Dawlish Warren, engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a masterpiece of construction in the 19th century. These photos were all taken at 10.04 am on May 18th, a fleeting moment. By 10.05 the scene had changed completely and will never exactly the same again.
It was very windy today at the sea, and with bright sun that was so low photography was difficult. The tide was out on the estuary and with hardly anyone around the dogs ran their little legs off. Over on the main beach there were loads of people and it was possible to walk around Orcombe Point. Water was streaming down the cliff and there were fresh landslides caused by the torrential rain we’ve had for weeks now.
It was a lovely walk , great for blowing away the cobwebs and burning some of the thousands of excess Christmas calories!