Despite the rain and the wind 12 walkers turned up at Dawlish railway station for Rod & Maggie’s walk to Dawlish Warren, nature reserve and sand dunes.
The sea was spectacular as we proceeded along the sea wall but the tide was far enough out not to worry us. We crossed the footbridge over the line and at the top of the slope walked uphill to the cycle track, which runs along the top of the cliffs all the way to Dawlish Warren.
Walking under the railway bridge at Dawlish Warren we took shelter under the large overhanging canopy for a comfort and drinks break, before we crossed to the car park and took the newly laid path into the nature reserve, through the woods and alongside the golf course.
Believe it or not there were a dew hardy souls playing golf so we were not the only intrepid folks out in this weather. We could not do our usual walk as a part of the dunes has been closed due to erosion etc so at groyne 9 we dropped down onto the beach and walked back to the canopy where we stopped for lunch, then picked up the sea wall back to finish in Dawlish.
It had been a really wet and windy day but we all enjoyed the walk with much laughter and banter, as we defied the weather.