Have been on third walk with half a dozen mates (mostly from bookclub)- this time to Budleigh Salterton and up alongside the River Otter to Otterton Mill, where we all sat in the sun and had very pleasant lunch and pleasant conversation. New territory for me - never explored this part before. On the way back along the cliff tops, we encountered a herd of young bullocks who were very curious about the herd of humans invading their territory - I had to rescue Tilly who is seen here looking rather worried.
There is a 'hide' along the river where you can Ispy all kinds of sea and estuary birds - today, there were ducks, gulls, egrets and herons...
When we returned to the seaside it was SOOO hot I braved the sea - agonising walking down over those pebbles, very glad friend brought shoes down to shore line to enable rapid escape. The sea was bitterly cold - despite young lad frolicking in the shallows assuring me it got warmer! Everyone else watched my
C & C are organising the next stroll - wonder where it'll be? This was my first walk of any distance on the 'sprained' ankle (which is still swollen) - t'was fine, and I think I'm fit for the South West Coast Path, which my sis and I set off on tomorrow. St Ives here we come!