Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Devon weekend - part one
This last weekend I took a birding trip down to South Devon with my friend Jane. We birded on the way down to where we were staying overnight at Brixham. There were no picturesque photo opportunities on the way down so these first photos were taken Saturday evening at Berry Head which is a promontory overlooking the town of Brixham. We were staying with a friend of Janes who co-wrote the book Where to watch birds in Devon and Cornwall (a great resource if you're thinking of birding either of these two counties). This first photo is taken from Berry Head looking north towards the town of Torquay. This is the view of the coast facing south toward the distant promontory of Start Point. The next morning, we set out reasonably early to get down to Prawle Point, the southern most tip of Devon. On the way, we had to take the car ferry across the River Dart at the pretty town of Dartmouth.If you look at a map of this area, you will see that the ferry at Dartmouth saves a very long detour to get across the river by road.This is the view across the River Dart showing part of the town of Dartmouth. At the top of the hill on the right you can just see the Royal Naval College. (click any of these photos to enlarge).This was the view as we crossed over on the ferry.The next post will show the beautiful coastline at Prawle Point and some of the birds we saw there.