Carole & Micheline’s Brixham Breakwater Circular – Wednesday 6th March

Todays walk started at Broadsands bistro and followed the coast path to Brixham returning via Churston Woods and Golf Course.

The weather forecast was pretty grim with high winds and heavy showers which resulted in a small group of five walkers. It turned out, however, to be a very pleasant day with quite a calm sea and a clear view of Torquay across the bay. Of course the paths were muddy and slippery most of the way but we didn’t rush, giving us time to take in the lovely scenery.

Spring was definitely in the air with birds singing from tree tops and daffodils a-plenty. On our approach to Brixham we stopped at the bird feeders in Battery gardens and were delighted to see a male and female bullfinch. Further on, Anne showed us where her husband’s bench was positioned and we sat for a moment looking out across Brixham harbour. Two of us succumbed to a bag of chips as we passed Rockfish and lunch was had at the breakwater followed by a hot drink in the Breakwater Café.

As we headed back the group diminished to three as two of the Brixham crew headed off home. A vivid rainbow appeared just as we were leaving which reminded us that rain was not too far away. The leisurely walk back through Churston was pleasant and the three of us reached Broadsands at around 4pm.

The walk was probably nearer 7 than 6 miles in the end.

Carole Wren