Friday, 2 March 2018

A Snowy English Riviera

Harry didn't mind playing in the blizzard on Wednesday morning, just the start of the bad weather.

Rare images of the snow in Broadsands area of Torbay

Deep drifts in my back garden starting to melt this morning

My favourite photo

 Video of Harry in Snow
Click here to watch Harry playing in the snow

Today Friday 2nd March we have severe flooding and extremely high winds, but the temperature has risen to 1.8 degrees so feels almost tropical.

Many sea birds are sheltering in the flooded car park and on Broadsands Green. I saw Herring Gulls, Black backed Gulls, Black headed Gulls and lots of Oyster Catchers.

It's the most water I've ever seen in the car park, it looks more like a marina!

The back door of the little cafe - you can see how high the water is. That'll need a clean out!

It's stormy times like these when you see the impact of all the plastic and rubbish that's floating about in the sea. It washes up on our beaches.

Glass and plastic bottles, wood and planks with nails sticking out, polystyrene, plastic bags, sandwich wrappers, chocolate wrappers and lots and lots of blue plastic drums.

I noticed the debris from a beach hut washing up on Elberry Cove this morning and there was plenty more floating in the sea. 

I hope you are all keeping safe wherever you are
Until next time


  1. I love that picture of the duck feet! But my goodness, those floods! We're snow bound here and it's still snowing now.... x

  2. Oh! what great fun Harry has had in the snow.

  3. No snow in our little bit of Carmarthenshire (feel a bit cheated!) Glad you haven't had very heavy snow though the flooding looks bad.

  4. So much water. I hope it drains off soon.
    Despise plastic and I think litters should be jailed and do clean up work. Just awful.
    I hope your home is up on high ground.

    cheers, parsnip

  5. Lovely see Harry enjoying the snow, did you have the freezing rain there too? The car park that you have shown us before looks so flooded. Hope it has now receded, so depressing seeing so much rubbish washed ashore. How is your house search going, I don't suppose many homes are coming on the market at the moment. Sarah x

  6. I've never known such weather down here. Did you see the lake at Goodrington during the first storms? I'm sorry to see that the sand has turned to stones at Broadsands, I hope it comes back soon! x

  7. Please tell me its Spring down there now Suzie.

  8. Lovely photos. I love winter. :)))


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