This is the only rail route into Devon and Cornwall. Whilst it is a very pretty route, it has failed year on year with the storms we now experience, coupled with the fact that no money is spent to improve and protect it, Devon and Cornwall are left cut off once again.
I went for a walk in beautiful sunshine this morning with the dog and Brixham looked beautiful as always.
I managed to catch this rainbow, although the rain never reached Brixham
In the shelter of the Breakwater which is over half a mile long everything looks calm, and it is often full of seabirds taking a break from the choppy waters.
Parts of the town bathing in sunshine
The fishing vessels are all in and the Fish Market is jam-packed with boats
Three Brixham registered trawlers side by side
View of Furzenham houses from a distance
Lobster pots stacked high on the quayside
More fishing boats in and safe
Brixham Marina is currently full
The sun shining on the Breakwater Lighthouse
Below are a couple of pictures of the damage to the Breakwater Beach Managers hut foundations (on the left) and behind it, the actual Breakwater missing a considerable amount of foundations in one spot. It may not look that big but I could have scrambled underneath it.
I managed to catch one image of a diver of some sort but I'm not good at identifying these yet. Is it a Black-throated diver in winter plumage? As it's a winter visitor around the coast here, I'm fairly sure it is.
Typically they must have known I had my camera with me as not one could be seen close up (other mornings when I've not had the camera, the marina has been full of birds - from guillemots to black headed gulls. So this is a heavily cropped image.
Thank you all so much for your kind birthday wishes earlier this week. I had a lovely day which started with a walk on Breakwater Beach with hubby and the dog and an even better evening seeing Del Amitri in concert at Bristol, chocolate birthday cake and another piece of camera kit...the Panasonic Lumix FZ200.
These are the very first pictures I have taken with it, and I must say it's easy enough to use but I did not have time to read the manual to find out about the focus or anything else. There is an awful lot of information flashing up on the screen which I took no notice of this morning, and I had no idea what to do about all the green focus boxes that kept appearing and changing! Some reading required then, which should keep me occupied during the storms.
I hope everyone is safe after the recent storms and will be protected during the next round coming in tonight.
Have a safe and happy weekend whatever you are doing.