Anyway, she's 64 this year and she still hasn't slowed down.. good job I was taking the pictures, else you'd have seen none of Braunton Burrows...!
So enjoy our walk.. parents out front, husband and niece in middle and me dragging at the back trying to capture the beauty of our surrounds...it was about 4 miles in all.. but up and down those dunes is a killer!
Incidently Braunton Burrows played a vital role during World War II. In 1943 Lieutenant Colonel Paul W. Thompson was tasked with training the Americans for their assault on the heavily-defended Normandy beaches and finding all south coast places already in use by the Brits, ended up at Braunton . The beaches here were ideal for amphibious exercises, despite the fierce Atlantic surf, and the nearby sands were soon found to be identical to Omaha in every respect – including sand quality, beach gradient and tidal range. Anyone who has seen Omaha beach will instantly recognise an uncanny resemblance to Woolacombe and Saunton. The area is to this day closed for 10 days per year for military training.
|me.. at rear|
|It is a beautiful place .. if desolate|
|Me taking pics from the rear....there they go into the distance|
|Me lagging - thanks for this Brit!|
|Nice picture of random rocks|
|Finally we made the sea!|
|Dogs in water... where else|
|Sam wants a stick too|
|Ma & Pa|
|Wait for me|
|The view with a long lens|
|All alone on a rock|
|Brittanys favourite bush (!)|
|Follow the footprints up the dunes... Grrrr|
|Tess and bird or stick... not sure!|
|Tess the dog!|
|Sam the dog!|