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- (9285) Beer
Charming little place, even when full of grockles. I really liked this place. Can I stop now?
- (8518) Seaton
As usual, the path from anywhere to anywhere involves clambering over a bloomin' great hill. And this hill is between Beer and Seaton. My camelbak is now dry and so am I.
- (7715) Undercliff and Beach
That's the undercliff, sort of halfway down the cliff. The beach as far as I can tell can only be reached by boat. And yes, once again, I have climbed up a long way.
- (7157) Anchor
And here is that anchor.
- (7117) Hook Undercliff, looking back
And as usual, I am climbing! I need to get back up to the cliff top in order to continue. Very pretty part of the walk and not to be missed. I saw lots of cliff-dwelling black birds but they were just Jackdaws rather than Choughs.
- (7071) Hook Undercliff
It is possible to cross over the top of the cliffs, but the recommended path is the undercliff, where plants and trees have colonised a long-ago major landslip. Those chalk pillars indicate that I am now well and truly leaving behind the older Triassic iron-rich strata and am heading into Cretaceous rock formations.
- (5699) Inland walk
The walk occasionally heads inland to avoid the steep-sided combes caused by winter streams. Very similar to the barrancos I walked around in Spain. But these are much easier on the eye,
- (5510) MV Napoli
I don't know if this is readable of not, but it wasn't until I dropped (again) to sea level when I entered Branscombe that I remembered the story of the MV Napoli and the hordes of scavengers trashing the containers on the beach. This plaque and the ship's anchor are the only signs left of that episode, which I watched with awe in France.
- (5396) Steep Climb
Oh goody! More steps to climb. And the sun is belting down. Branscombe is the next stop, once I get over this hill.
- (5183) Higher Dunscombe Cliff
Looking down onto Weston Mouth beach, which I traverse for no more than a few yards before tackling the monster hill ahead of me. I am shattered and yet I've barely started!
- (5097) Cliff Edge
Oh yes, the path gets very close to the cliff edge. All this in an areas notorious for unstable rock and landslips!
- (5087) River Sid Ford, Sidmouth
This ford is on the outer edges of Sidmouth and is surprisingly well-used (by the locals I guess) - by the time it took me to walk ahead and cross the footbridge to the other side, five cars had crossed.
- (5007) Narrow path
It's narrow along here, but I only met a few people coming the other way, so it wasn't too much f a hassle. But although the damn path is still going up and down like a yo-yo, at least the footing is level.
- (4876) South West Coast Path
At last, the start of the walk proper - I am now back where I left off a few weeks ago. First, cross back over the Sid and get up those cliffs.
- (4798) Cliff tops
Hells-bells! That was one helluva climb. Mebbe the eggs and bacon I had for breakfast and the walk in from Sidford were a bit too much! And as usual, I am walking into the sun, hence the lens flare. This is the beginning of Salcombe Hill.