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|The cliffs just along from Orcombe Point at Exmouth|
|A long sandy beach with Sandy Bay just around the corner up ahead|
|These cliffs are prone to constant rock falls - unbelievably some "grockles" (holiday makers) were sat among the rocks!|
|Liopleurodon ferox, once roamed the waters off Exmouth!|
|A fly past as we walked the beach - nice day for it|
|View from the cliffs walking back from Sandy Bay to Exmouth|
|Budleigh Salterton, just in view, tucked behind the brambles, left and Sandy Bay holiday homes, right|
|The view towards Teignmouth|
|Magpie in the flower meadow|
The Magpie above was obviously enjoying bug hunting and since the ban on shooting them, they are a very common site.
|Green Winged Orchid|
As kids, we used to play up on the cliffs and I can remember the old gun bunkers that were home to several large pieces of artillery during WWII, manned by the Exmouth Home Guard, of which Carolyn's Grand Dad was a member. On returning to Exmouth, years later, I went looking for my former play haunts, only to find absolutely no sign of them. They had long since fallen victim to the ravages of time and the constant cliff erosion.
|The needle, unveiled by the Prince of Wales in 2002|
|Exmouth beach looking up the mouth of the River Exe with the Haldon Hills and the edge of Dartmoor beyond - |
God's Own Country!
|A bit of cloud cover towards the end of the afternoon, looking towards Dawlish|
Nice to have a little break from the painting, but the 1/24e Ligne are well under way so they will be next up.