We went out for a walk with the dog yesterday to Broadsands Beach and Green. The weather was lovely and the sun was starting to set.
Plenty of people out and about and lots of bird watchers too (see news items below).
Broadsands Green is a lovely place for a walk looking out towards the sea but with plenty of grass to throw a ball for the dog in safety
Broadsands in the winter
Setting sun catching the clouds
A few boats out in the bay
Some items from the newsDart RNLI called out to secure boats after breaking their moorings-watch the video here
Broadsands Beach has been given the all clear after degraded edible palm oil was washed onto shore after the recent storms. Although not toxic to humans, if dogs eat large amounts it can be dangerous. This has happened over the last few weeks all along South Hams coastline and other parts of Devon.
We went off to Broadsands to see if it was about but it had all disappeared thankfully and the beach was clean.
Birding at Broadsands and Brixham-Great excitement and the place filled with Twitchers at the site of White-billed Divers at the Astra Zeneca site in Brixham. Mike Langman posted this on the Devon Birdwatching and Preservation Society website. Mike was the teacher at the Berry Head photography class I attended earlier this year.
Another storm on its way-oh no! You might be interested in this story from The Express. Sea Scouts in canoes rescuing people from severe flooding in their homes because there was no-one to help them. It's a sad report which reflects the real effects of the crippling government cuts on our essential emergency services.
I'll leave you with a few wildlife pictures from Broadsands.
Seagulls of all types come in to land here as there is a fresh water outlet here which they like to use to have a bath in. Well it's run off from the roads and can be polluted, but not today.
Just as we were heading back the Broadsands seal put in an appearance for us all which was lovely. We saw it on Boxing Day too.