This is the over turned fishing boat Girl Rona, She was going into Teignmouth Harbour at the beginning of the week, when a freak wave hit and over turned the boat onto a sandbank.
Luckily all her crew of five were rescued by the Teignmouth Life Boat. Our present Government are cutting back on Coast guard stations. Shortsighted people !
The seagulls are still feasting on Girl Rona's fish catch.
She also has diesel on board that might be leaking, so we took Freya further down the coast for her beach walk.
Thursday, and the fishing boat is still there, although recovery should be soon. We see this little fishing boat so often coming in and out of the Teign estuary, it's such a shame to see her so helpless.The main thing, the crew are all safe.
The sea gulls are probably still feeding, the boat had a full catch.
Freya had her beach walk
and daily dig.
It was so cold on the beach we decided to take Freya through the nature reserve on the other side of the beach wall. At least it was out of the wind.
All the years we have been walking there, we have never seen a pony, Although there are signs everywhere, about keeping your dog on a lead because of the ponies. We joke about the pony myth of Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve.
It's true, a pony or two keeping down the grass. Maybe they are only there in the Winter.
Freya loved them.......... dogs and ponies don't go together in nature, so we thought it would be a good idea for Freya to get used to ponies properly.
Minus 3 deg c. this morning on Dartmoor at 11.a.m., tonight it is going to be minus 10 deg c. Not so bad really when other parts of Europe have lower temperatures tonight. We are balmy and warm by comparison.
Dartmoor has such stunning beauty, we found a haven down by the old quarry at Haytor. Wind free, but still -3 deg c.
Even on the side of the quarry.
Part one of Dartmoor views......
It might be cold up there tonight, but it's warm inside Soggibottom Cottage. The best place to view Dartmoor when it's cold is from this very spot, by the warmth of a fire looking at photo's. besides, it has taken us all evening to warm up. Tomorrow is going to be a quiet WARM day.
We still have Widecome in the moor photo's yet............
Freya can be found over at Catflap Cavalier, pony whispering ?
Freya can dream on...........
Although we have some amazing views of Dartmoor