Hidden stories: the amazing life of a Budleigh Salterton pebble

Who doesn't love a pebble? Find one on a beach and it's hard to resist throwing it in the water, especially the flat, thin ones ideal for skimming. What I've rarely thought about, though, is how that piece of stone happened to end up there, nicely smoothed and rounded on the beach. So this post … Continue reading Hidden stories: the amazing life of a Budleigh Salterton pebble

Walking the Exe Estuary Trail, Devon

The Exe Estuary Trail in Devon follows the banks of the River Exe from the south of Exeter to the sea. I’ve looked out over the estuary from the train on several occasions, the line skirting along its banks, boats on the water, wading birds and fishermen hunting for shellfish, and discovering the trail along … Continue reading Walking the Exe Estuary Trail, Devon

Two castles and a church: a wander around historic Dartmouth and Kingswear, Devon

The bus dropped me in Kingswear up above the marina and the station for the steam railway. Lying on the eastern side of the River Dart in Devon it’s opposite the town of Dartmouth, my destination for the day, a popular spot for tourists in the summer and also a medieval port set back about … Continue reading Two castles and a church: a wander around historic Dartmouth and Kingswear, Devon