Monday, 11 May 2015

A Coastal Walk

I took a lovely walk around Broadsands this weekend. We've had such changeable weather and really not good for the beginning of May in Devon, but it's warming up nicely now.

Pretty wild flowers along the lanes and a few old seed heads still in the hedgerow

Walking down the lane

I saw quite a few birds collecting food for their young


A great looking nesting spot, I'll have to check who will be taking up residence

Maybe this little fella?

Our house is in there somewhere

Down to Elberry Cove where we swim in summer



Isn't this pathetic?...All that Torbay can come up with in this beautiful place....a  completely inappropriate looking and knackered bin...it's an eyesore...nothing but the best for our 
beauty spots hey?

Anyway, moving on to better things...some new beach huts under construction at Broadsands

A group out on the water and heading around the headland towards Brixham

Enjoying a bath


Hidden in the rocks (I think they are in better focus...but it's quite a distance away)

Coming into land

Having a rest on the quiet dog free beach

An Oystercatcher arrives

What else can you see?

I almost missed these guys, luckily I brought my binoculars 

Sharing the waters edge

Time is flying by folks. I can't believe how quickly the weeks are coming around. It might be partly to do with the massive decorating task we are in the middle of. It's no fun and very time consuming! 

So without further delay...time to switch on the steamer and pick up the scraper.

I hope you are all enjoying May, a beautiful month for getting out and about, take care all.
Until next time
SeagullSuzie


26 comments:

  1. Please wrap me up a portion of your heat and send it to me.

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    1. It's on its way...sunshine, blue skies, bees buzzing, birds singing!

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  2. What a wonderful way to take a break from your decorating schedule!! Shame about that bin though, send the council your picture, they might install a new one! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy-check out my Soap Box page for the bin saga. I've really gone off decorating and it's so distracting living here, a walk is always much nicer.

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  3. Some wonderful bird shots Suzie especially the one taking a bath - I do love Devon lanes.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary, with the dog ban in place at Broadsands for the summer it gives the birds somewhere to rest and bathe.

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  4. Oh, how lovely, what a beautiful unspoilt area you live in - and what a beautiful walk to be able to take in your breaks from decorating. Love all your bird photos especially the curlew:)

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    1. Many thanks Rosie, I couldn't see it without my binoculars-so well camouflaged, just means on each walk I need to take camera and binoculars...or I might be missing out.

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  5. Great post Suzie - you do live in an idyllic location and what a beautiful walk right on the doorstep :) Love the Red Campion and bee photos :) Do hope though that the bin gets replaced!

    Hope you don't mind me asking but I think you mentioned a photographic Dummy's Guide when we've discussed bridge cameras in the past. I really need some help with ours especially as my Olympus dslr is playing up and I wondered if you could give me the book title. Thanks so much.

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    1. Ha ha...that's a new bin! Check out my Soap Box page for more info on the wretched bin. Regarding the camera book, I did an Amazon search and looked for field guides or camera books with the make of camera in the search title and lots came up. Might also find them in the used section for less.

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  6. Susie, you should send that photo of the rusty bin (not dusty bin, as on the old TV show!) to Gordon Oliver, the mayor of Torbay (re-elected in the recent Mayoral election) ... it is awful that such a lovely beauty spot has such a monstrosity there. It's the small things like this that really let the place down.
    Margaret P from across the Bay

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    1. Hi Margaret, that bin will be my mission..I think. Check out my Soap Box page for info...this is the new bin! Off now to write another email, thanking them for this lovely bin...we should be so proud!

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  7. A lovely way to escape the tedium that is decorating, the countryside and the inviting beaches & coast look so beautiful though the least said about the 'new' bin the better me thinks! It is also good to see the wide variety of waders on the dog-free beach, and speaking personally I would actually like to see more parts of the coast and the wider countryside enforce stronger dog control laws to avoid unnecessary wildlife disturbance at this vitally important time of year.

    Hope the wallpaper stripping is progressing well :-)

    Best wishes and kindest regards to all :-)

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    1. Dogs running free by idiot owners annoys me too, and I love dogs! People seem to think the beach is there solely for the purpose of their dogs entertainment and they let them do what they want with absolutely no control. I have seen them chase birds too many times (as if the birds were toys). I have to say it's lovely to see the birds so relaxed and in their natural environment.
      Plasterer is booked now...so we have a deadline!

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  8. Lovely photos, especially the bee and the pebbled beach. I do love Devon. :-)

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    1. Thank you Deb, Elberry Cove is very pretty and a great place for a swim, just a bit hard on bare feet.

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  9. That bin is a disgrace isn't Suzie.

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    1. Don't get me started on that bin again Roy :) I really do wonder how many other councils would place a bin like that in a beauty spot...disgrace it is.

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  10. Super pictures- I especially like the one of the lane x

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    1. Thank you CT, the lane is full of birds and now we have swallows and house martins to add to-I love just walking up and down it-off that way for a walk today. I imagine at night it's full of rabbits, foxes and badgers too.....oh and bats!

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  11. Susie - send a photo of the bin to the Herald Express for their snapshots pages! I dare you, tee-hee!

    Margaret P across the Bay

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    1. I did think of doing that Margaret...I feel I must send it to someone!

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  12. This is a gorgeous series of photos Suzie. I loved looking at all the details in each and every one of them.

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    1. Thank you Denise-you'll be here soon enough to enjoy it for yourself!

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  13. That must have been a good break from the decorating! My brother has visited this beach and told me how lovely it was. Lord Chulston didn't have very far to go to reach the sea from his bath house! The wildlife seem to love it too, I won't have noticed that bird either! Sarah x

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    1. It was lovely to put the steamer and scraper down for a while. They have recently repaired the bath house stone wall tops to stop it from further weather and sea damage. It's a lovely warm beach as it's so sheltered and the sea is perfectly clear-just right for swimming.

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