Monday, 17 February 2014

The clear up after the storm.

It doesn't rain all the time here in Devon, some days the sun shines between showers.

We make the most of sunny days and take the opportunity to go out.

Yesterday we spent a couple of hours on the beach with Freya.
Freya enjoying her normal pastime of hole digging, she had more sand than normal to hone her skills on this particular beach.
The storms we have had over the last few weeks have damaged sea defenses all along our coastline. Not just the rail lines. This is a beach called Dawlish Warren. The sand dunes used to be where the sticks are now placed. All along this particular beach sea defenses are down.

Even at another of our favorite places, sand has been washed over the road, the before and after photo's.

A few years ago this particular road was completely washed away, then rebuilt. Makes you wonder how the road is under all the sand. We love this beach. 

Another part of the coast that has had damage. This is part of Teignmouth sea front. Right beside the cafe where we stop for Sunday morning coffee.

  Last Sunday this walk way was still open, now they are repairing the rail line, the walk way between the sea and rail line has been closed. The coffee shop was open although we did have a few funny looks because we sat on the wooden benches while everyone else sat on seats on higher ground. Part of the walk way looks decidedly dangerous.

The sea front of the sea side town still has Spring bulbs trying to flower even though they were swamped with sea water.

We live in such a beautiful part of the country.

Storms or no storms, things get cleared up.
Our heartfelt best wishes go out to all those that have been hit by flooding in the U.K. this year.

Freya is over at Cat Flap Cavalier as usual.

I have to add this photo, I.m pleased to say it has nothing to do with water.
A plane high in a clear blue sky yesterday.

We have a new camera with a great telescopic lens. All we have to do is get used to it.

 So far we think the new camera is brilliant. It doesn't just reach planes high in the sky.

Where ever you are, in rain or snow, keep safe.
Soggibottom still has dry feet but we are forever water watchers. XXX


MyCretanlife said...

Good to see you still getting out and about despite all the upheaval of the storms

WoolenSails said...

What a beautiful day for the beach and such a beautiful place to enjoy. The photos from the new camera look wonderful.


Christine said...

Beautiful blue skies and planes jetting to exotic locations!
I am amazed at the sand covering the road! You do live in a beautiful part of the country!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We hope the clean up goes well and there isn't a storm for a long time!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You write such a beautiful story Midgie! We feel as though we are right with you!
What a wonderful day, and wonderful photos,, and your new camera is awsome! Thank you for sharing!

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

Ah these new photos are amazing! So glad your enjoying your new camera. Still sending good vibes the rain water behave itself this winter.

Sue said...

Fab photos. Sure is a lot of clearing up to do.

Molly the Airedale said...

Your area is so beautiful! We pray that you continue to dry out day by day!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Unknown said...

You do live in a beautiful area. We hope the rain stops soon for everyone particularly those in flood zones. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

stellaroselong said...

we love looking at your pictures and where you live, we are stuck in snow ice country right now, next it will be flood country...sigh....
stella rose

Murphy said...

We are glad you got a break in between storms! In the summer it almost never rains here.

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Dolores said...

It's nice to see the sun. My oh my, that is an awful lot of sand on the road.