A Rare Day Off

Would you believe it.

The Met Office is predicting yet more wet and windy weather over the next few days.

So yesterday, in the lull before the storm, a split second decision saw us down tools and head up to the West Devon coast.



This is the lighthouse on the tip of the peninsula at Hartland Point. Lovely walks on the coastal path all around it.

The island on the horizon is Lundy.

Further down the coast, the picture below was taken at Welcombe. We found the beach purely by accident, Mike deciding to take a tiny road out of the village heading out towards the sea.



At low tide it is truly dramatic, with these long chains of rocks leading out into the surf.

Hard to get the photographs to capture the true impact of this place. Mike intends to go back with a camera that ‘stitches together’ images to form a panorama. And, knowing him, he’ll get a sunset as well. If he succeeds I’ll post it again.


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  1. Oma August 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures rusty duck. Absolutely glorious. Love that Lundy is in the background. I would love to visit there one day. I’ve heard it’s difficult to embark. Those chains of rocks are amazing. I thought at first glance that they were tire marks in the sand! Blue sky, blue sea, what more can you ask?

    • Jessica August 15, 2012 at 11:06 pm - Reply

      Yep, I’d like to go to Lundy too. There’s a helicopter goes across, which would be my preferred way, but only Nov-March. Still, these days in England, March weather can be good? And the views from the air would be amazing. Perhaps next year..

  2. Rosie August 17, 2012 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Hello, just popping by to say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Your photos are amazing – what a wonderful place to visit:)

    • Jessica August 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      It certainly is. Thank you, Rosie.

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