After finishing work for the weekend I went out to the shed to get the Christmas tree and the shed door was nearly blown off it's hinges with the strength of the wind! The greenhouse door blew open and one of the panes of glass slipped down. We were woken two night running as gusts of wind howled down the garden, shaking the windows. Part of the sea front looked as if it was covered in snow as particles of sea foam blew through the air. How has the weather been for you over the weekend ? It looks bad up in the north of England with storms and flooding.
|Wind surfer off Exmouth beach|
Yesterday we were attending a concert an hour's car journey away in Exmouth. Gusts of wind buffeted the car as we drove there, it was good to know we had treated ourselves to a night away and wouldn't have to make the return journey in the dark and the wind!
The concert by one of our favorite performers Show of Hands was as always superb, and we thought of those who 3 weeks ago in Paris had been enjoying a similar evening that ended in such tragic circumstances. We had a good night's sleep in a lovely hotel and just had to walk off the cooked English breakfast. The wind had fallen slightly during the night but the board and kite surfers were taking advantage of the conditions!
There were piles of sand that had blown on to the esplanade.
Exmouth is on the East Devon coast where the River Exe meets the sea. It is Devon's oldest holiday resort and has many lovely buildings built in the Georgian,Victorian and Edwardian era. It reminds me a little of Weymouth (where we used to live) with the sandy beach and the Georgian buildings lining the front.
There are signs of Christmas- one of the trees in the large gardens of these houses was decorated for the season.
We took the coastal route home and stopped to admire the cottages in Otterton and buy a loaf of bread from the working mill and craft centre.
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