I have some weightier things to blog about in the next few days, but Edie asked specifically for my photos from our trip. I'll do these in a series of posts, starting with Sidmouth
Sidmouth is rather charming in its small, 19th century way:
See that exposed red cliff face? That's the result of erosion; a real problem along parts of England's coastlines. Here, it's resulted in the cliff walk being closed off and quite visibly unsafe.
Ross has a photo from his childhood of the beach at Sidmouth, which was even more pebbly then than now. In his photo, there's a shark on the beach, quite dead but also quite scary. Today, the promenade yielded nothing more alarming than these quite tame gulls: