Sunday, 27 October 2013

The Calm Before The Storm

Early this morning I went for a walk along by the breakwater and on to Shoalstone. It seems a shame to stay in bed when there is an extra hour to be had in the day. This morning I got up to a bright and breezy start to the day.

 Brixham was looking lovelyin the early morning sunshine


 

A lot of boats are in for the next 24 hours and the marina was looking very busy

The Breakwater, provding well needed shelter for the port


A few adult seagulls and chicks having a rest on the rocks


Walking on along to Shoalstone here's one of our bright little shelters. In the summer they are packed full of tourists just sitting watching the world go by


Looking across the Breakwater to the Astra Zeneca building with Furzeham above and more houses on the edge, although they do have great views


At Shoalstone now and getting some close ups of the rocky edges and pebbly beach

 


The sea is so calm at the moment



 

Seaweed in the sunshine



Plenty of boats will start to come into the bay today for shelter against the storm. I could see this massive ship getting closer, but more were on the horizon


Along Shoalstone are huge flat boulders with lovely patterns, they make a great resting spot too


Breakwater lighthouse in the distance surrounded by calm waters


This is a view of where I have just walked along taken from the Breakwater earlier this summer. Hopefully you can just make out Shoalstone Seawater Pool


A couple of my favourite shots from the Breakwater. This was the old pontoon for boats to re-fuel



A pretty boat tucked up safe in the harbour


On my way back home I saw the stained glass door of a cottage along the marina

 
I hope you are all tucked up safe and had a lovely rest this morning. Sadly it will be much darker this evening. Until next time from a bright but windy Brixham
SeagullSuzie

22 comments:

  1. Hope that you enjoyed your walk enjoying the calm before the predicted storm. It certainly looks beautiful, you cannot imagine that it will rain and blow soon can you when it looks like that. xx

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    1. You are right Amy, it looked so calm, I just couldn't see such a storm coming. Funny though as we have had much worse here and you can see it coming in the sea and seagull behaviour too.

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  2. We too had a lovely bright morning dog walk. Very very breezy though. Your photos of all the boats are fantastic and your pebble photos are super too :) I hope you stay safe being so close to the sea in these windy times!

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    1. Hi Lou, we were safe here, which is unusual being so high up. Glad you liked the photos, I did enjoy my morning walk.

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  3. be great if you can get some stormy pictures of the sea tomorrow, but only if you keep safe while doing it!! Lovely photos today- I'm missing the sea so it made me feel like I was there x

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    1. Hi CT, for some weird reason the sea was fairly calm...I don't know why. It must have been the way the storm was moving. At least our RNLI team was not called out and all our fishermen are safe.

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  4. I always enjoy seeing your pictures of Brixham it looks so calm too. We didn't see much sea before lunchtime today and we have never seen waves so high. Hope the winds and rain don't result in too much damage in Brixham.
    Sarah x

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    1. Brixham has come off lightly in this latest storm. No damage here, just a couple of pots blown over and I slept most of the night. Me and my neighbour worry terribly when it's stormy and hardly sleep. We did lock everything up and tie everything down, but it's been much worse without storm warnings. I only recorded wind speeds of 30mph in the garden, when I have previously recorded 80mph without any storm warnings. Hope you were ok.

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  5. Lovely photos, I like the boats all lined up in the harbour! I have storm proofed the garden so hopefully there won't be much damage.

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    1. I could totally overdo the boat photos-they are so lovely to photograph, with their shapes and wonderful colours and names too and of course they keep still......!

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  6. Great photo's Suzie made me feel like coming over for a visit :) I hope that you stay safe during the severe storms that are heading your way.
    If you want to check up on the expected sea conditions log on to
    http://magicseaweed.com/MSW-Surf-Chart/1/?imageScale=swell&chartType=HTSGW

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    1. Thanks Mel, that's an excellent website. So glad you enjoyed the photos, for the end of October Brixham and the bay looked lovely. Well we survived the storm, and in fact it didn't hit us hard at all and moved on very quickly, we have been through much worse.

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  7. A lovely look of calm before the storm. I can imagine all those boat owners will want to bring their boats right into the shelter of the harbour. I hope the storm hasn't been very bad where you are and you're keeping safe - it's just reaching us here as I'm writing this.

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    1. I hope you were ok, just seeing the news this evening and finding out that people have been killed, and many were without electricity. I always feel sorry for our birds, they must have to find a very safe place to shelter, although I'm sure they know the best spots. My two lovely pigeons were waiting for me this morning-I had to get the bird table out of the garage first and they were hanging about looking very confused!

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  8. Beautiful photos of the harbour and love the shots of the seaweed, rocks and pebbles. I felt as though I was walking with you :)

    Hope the storm hasn't been too bad for you and there hasn't been much damage in Brixham. We seem to have missed the worst of it up here.

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    1. Thank you, I had about 2 hours before the tide came in, it really was a lovely morning. Storm didn't get us in Brixham and I'm amazed, because I really thought we would be battered 250m up with no shelter from the south.

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  9. What lovely photos, what a difference a few hours makes!! We were lucky here, not much damage around thank goodness. Hope you were safe and sound.

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts, we are all safe and hubby had an uneventful journey to work. We got a lovely walk in the afternoon with the dog just before the rain started. Today was a lovely sunny day, with a few heavy showers, but lots of tourists here enjoying the sunshine. Glad to hear you were ok.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous photos. You certainly make Brixham look utterly beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Em, I think Brixham is beautiful, so I'm very happy the photos reflect that. Hope you were ok with the storm, I did think of what it might be like up on Dartmoor.

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  11. Hi......Amazingly for once the Highlands evaded the storms, living opposite a small Marina up here all but 2 of the yachts are now off the water here. I love Brixham thanks for sharing the photo's. Love the close up pebble photo with the little holes corrosion.

    Annie

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    1. Thanks Annie, I had to tie the dog up as the tide was coming in and the rocks were too big for him to manage whilst I held onto a lead and the camera. Nearly got my feet wet! I often look at the weather forecast for the Highlands and see such terrible stormy weather and wonder how you all cope so well.

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