Sunset at the beach

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We have had to endure some very Devon weather the last week or so. Fog, rain, wind, mist, and hail, often in the same day. This afternoon the skies finally cleared, so we headed for the beach to watch the sun set.

 

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Woolacombe beach is backed by high sand dunes which are fun to walk or run down, but much less fun to climb back up!

 

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There were a few other folk on the beach, but with miles of beach to share, they weren’t very noticeable!

 

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The patterns on the damp sand vary hugely every time I go down. Today they were fine, flat, angular wrinkles, but sometimes there are deep, curved ridges.

 

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What a peaceful place for a late afternoon stroll.

 

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One of the reasons that Woolacombe is not busier is that much of the length of the beach is protected from development by this high ridge, with just a dead end road along it providing access and parking.

 

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The sun started to descend right over the low outline of Lundy.

 

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A cloud bank on the horizon hid the moment that the sun finally set, but it was still a glorious sight.

 

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As we left the beach, there were only a couple of folk still enjoying the solitude.

 

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