Eighteen Ramblers set off from The Boathouse, Preston and battled with windy weather along the coast to Elberry Cove via Broadsands. It was a delight for dog lovers and bird watchers alike as there were sightings of cirl buntings, and dunnocks as well as a seal who was bottle nosing in Elberry Cove waters.
At this point we turned inland to Churston Court for a lunch stop then back to Broadsands, and a short main road walk before passing by Goodrington Village Green which has been lovingly restored and is cared for by the Friends of Goodrington. The now sixteen walkers circumnavigated the caravan site to find themselves by Clennon Lakes. An amazing job has been done by volunteers to encourage kingfisher breeding there.
Nine walkers found their way back along the coast to Preston and a well-deserved rest.
N.B. No walkers were actually lost en route. Two were doing a shorter version of the walk due to injuries, and as it was a local walk others stopped before the end to make their way home.
This day was Holocaust Memorial Day, and a minute’s silent reflection was held at the coffee break prompted by Mandy. It was fitting that the Holocaust Memorial Garden in Paignton is on the route.
By Teresa B