We awoke to bird song and blue skies and our plans of jobs around the house and garden were instantly abandoned and replaced by a day out by the sea in Devon instead.
This is Sidmouth, which has a wonderful park that follows the course of the River Sid
down to the sea ......
It was hard to believe it was January as we sat on the beach basking in the sunshine and eating sandwiches. All that was missing was the ice-cream!
On the way home, we discovered a beautiful village in a hidden valley that led to the sea. This is quite a common occurance along this stretch of coast. It will need further exploration another time, as there were a few things that needed doing back at home!
If this has wetted your appetite for similar images and you have 20 minutes to spare, do have a look at this 1961 British Travel Association Film about taking a holiday in the West Country. It is a wonderful piece, showing not only the delights of the West Country, but also the fashion, food and transport of that era! How I would love to have one of those cottage gardens packed full of flowers I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. If you search the British Pathe site you will discover many i fascinating news reports and film footage from all around the world.
Thank you for all your comments on the last post especially about the effect of the storms on Chesil Beach. The beach is now clear of debris - thanks to many volunteers. Luckily we missed seeing the dead cow that was washed onto the beach! A message in a bottle was also discovered that had been thrown in the water by a young boy 13 years ago from the north coast of Devon. Welcome to my new followers Tammy, Noelle, Liz, Wendy, (if you have links please let me know), also hello to Marie and Julie.