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Wednesday Walk-Along Beer to Branscombe 1

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1Set off by walking past the Anchor Inn, near the beach, and up the hill past the allotments. What a place to garden!!! 5Look West, and then look behind you to the East. The panorama is breathtaking.67A first glimpse of the red cliffs of Devon.(more pictures in the slideshow)10Decide whether to walk the undercliff (too boggy at this time of year) or take the high ground to the old Coastguard’s lookout14 with a Buddha now keeping watch from the upper window – and here the Buddha’s view15 bviewand on across the top to Branscombe ……. (to see the continuation of this walk click here)

Melissa and I started a Renga when I was in Devon and although we did not carry it on -( life sometimes takes over – and we do it for fun – no pressure) I wanted to record what we wrote, cos I like it as it is! And it refers to this very walk.

Melissa starts with her Haiku Challenge and we alternate the verses from there, if anyone else would like to pick this up and run with it you are very welcome:

On rare occasions                                                                                                                  I imbibe much and suffer                                                                                           Harsh headaches always

Away on a weekend break                                                                                          White wine for me, no headache

Sulphite free that wine                                                                                                  Must be, grapes sent from heaven                                                                                  To you in Devon

Walking on air along cliffs                                                                                           Clear head and cobalt sea drifts

Fresh air is the best                                                                                                  Remedy for my sore head                                                                                          Sleep? No! Walk instead

(addition in green! Melissa wrote the above next verse …. ah! now to see if the next couplet comes to me)

I love to include walks from other blogs here too, so we can all wander round the world together: this week join a delightful family walk with Alisa Burke, in Oregon, USA I would skip for joy if you put a link to your walk in the ‘Comments’, and if you don’t have blog, send me some pictures by email with a few words about your walk and they will appear in the next Wednesday Walk-Along. 😉

Oh my gorse!

Today was a dream of a day! Off across the cliffs with the sun in my face and the wind at my back – the colours were zinging, the birds were singing and the gorse …. don’t you just love the pineapply smell of it and the colour so strong and bright, especially against the blue of the sky and the sea – I couldn’t decide which picture to post ……..gorse4 gorse1 gorse2I did play around with the colour on this one a bit, but the sea really was very gorgeously blue and it didn’t always come true in the  photos.gorse3 Which do you like best?

I was here at Beer Head (sneak preview of the next Wednesday Walk-Along).beerhead

 

Wednesday Walk-Along at Worbarrow

Lost village, beautiful beach, poignant experience ….

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Ramsons (wild garlic) peeping up beside the path to the beachDSC_0211 majestic sweep of Worbarrow Bay DSC_0235 DSC_0238 looking back towards the villageDSC_0237 view from the cliff topDSC_0244back through the woods to Tyneham village ……….
DSC_0264a village that was cleared of its inhabitants just before Christmas in 1943 to use that area for training troops. It must have been SO hard to leave this beautiful place and although the villagers were told they could return after the War, they were never allowed to. After we had walked to the beach we went and explored the village ……… (to be continued)

Here are some more walks to enjoy: Above the River in the Cotswolds, Alistair at Still Walks in Wales, Janette at Green Dragonfly in New Zealand, Melissa at Aran Artisan in Ireland,