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Dawlish Warren


By cmsue


Well the weather turned horrid, and very windy so we didn’t go to far from home, just 4 miles to Dawlish Warren.

This bush was bright green against all the drab colours
but we don’t know what it is

This is a close up of it

This is from the top of the sand dunes.

The Marsh land is stuffed full of wildlife but we did’t see any, too cold?

AH!! there’s some, Bless.

And then there were more, They are Shetland ponies brought down to help with the conservation of the warren

Even these fellows look cold.

The only flower we could find on the entire Warren it was so small.

Then we came across these, I didn’t pick any to eat we didn’t think they looked edible?

This is the other side of the estuary, Exmouth.

And this is the other side of the Exe estuary too.

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Great pics & blog Sue,looks a bit too cold for me , love the ponies..i am sure i have been there many years ago..:o)

29 Dec, 2011


This brings back memories! I grew up in Exmouth and we often came over to Dawlish Warren for afternoons (my Dad had a small motor boat).
The green shrub is a tree lupin of some sort

29 Dec, 2011


those ponies are lovely,
my mum lives not so far from exmouth.

29 Dec, 2011


Joanella Thank you It was very cold but bracing:)

Andrewr Glad we could bring the memores back for you and now you say the leaf looks like a lupin it dose,Thank you:)

Sticki Where abouts dose she live ? :)

29 Dec, 2011


Budleigh. Not that far!?

29 Dec, 2011


It's nice to get about in the winter. You can get depressed in the house all the time. Nice to see the nature reserve and horses. I think that shrub is a tree lupin. I used to have one in the garden once. They like good drainage, which it would get on a sand dune ..

30 Dec, 2011


How lovely to have so many Devon delights only a few miles away .. it looks wonderful, even in dreary weather !

Beautiful blog, Sue. Well done ...:o)

30 Dec, 2011


Do love your days out Sue, I`ve never visited your part of the country so really enjoy all your blogs and the photo`s are really good, giving me a yearning, lol...

30 Dec, 2011


Here's a useful fact for anyone playing 'Trivial Pursuits" - Budleigh has the highest percentage of the population that are pensioners of any town in the UK.
When I was at school, we used to call it "God's Waiting Room!"

30 Dec, 2011


A memory jerker for me as well, Sue ... we took a holiday to Dawlish when the children were small enough to share a double buggy ... had a meal in a hotel where the dining room had fabulous views out to sea ... wonder if the hotel is still there ..........
Andrew, I always thought that was along the road from me in Worthing! ... :o)

30 Dec, 2011


Shirley - I though the railway had the best view of the sea in Dawlish.
At one time in Budleigh, pensioners made up two thirds of the population - I don't think even Worthing can match that

30 Dec, 2011


Andrew ... I have found some photos from our holiday to Dawlish in 1985 and the hotel was on a hill above the beach ... I'll get daughter to scan it then perhaps you will recognise it from the view! ..... Apparently Worthing now has a 43% 'over 65's' population so it must be turning into a town for the younger person now! . . . . .

31 Dec, 2011


Sticki, From Dawlish, Budleigh would be about 16- 18 miles.

Hywel, thank you we try and get out most days.

Terratoonie, Yes we know we are very lucky where we live.

Lincslass, You must try to visit the West country, its fab .

Andrewr, we call Devon Gods Waiting roomHehe.

Shirley Tulip,What was the Hotel called?.

31 Dec, 2011


Hmm .... I have no idea, Sue as it was back in '85 and we were on a budget chalet holiday at the time! ... Just fancied lunch somewhere a bit 'posh' I think ... :o)

31 Dec, 2011


Shirley - did you have an imaginary friend when you were a small child? Mine was 'Cousin Hoppy from Dawlish' - don't ask me why, I've no idea

31 Dec, 2011


Did you lead a sheltered life, Andrew?! ... I have no memory of an imaginary friend ... I was a very shy child ... the perfect target for bullies ... :o(

31 Dec, 2011

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