This is quite an intresting “Swan” sculpture that seems to have recently appeared at the Turf Locks, just next to the Turf Hotel.
This hotel is really a pub, but a very good pub which has the advantage of only allowing access via foot or bicycle. The nearest main car park is about 2 miles walk from the pub, although there is a very small car park about a mile away.
I can recommend the steak & kidney pudding and a good pint of Otter Ale.
There is a nice view out over the Exe estuary as you sit drinking your well earnt pint.
It was windy and bitterly cold at Sidmouth Beach today. Jacobs ladder leads down to the beach from the Gardens at the top – the actual wooden ladder is quite impressive being at a guess a good 60 foot, perhaps even more.
The beach is about 1km and the cliffs look like they are made of mud rather than rock. At the far end there looks like there has been a collapse of the cliff and there is a possible risk of being cut off by the tide. It’s mainly rock pools at the far end rather than beach.
I’m starting to get the hang of using the Samsung G600 camera – it seems to work better when using the shutter button on the side of the phone rather than the round shutter button the keypad, but it’s quite fiddly to use.
Photo taken with Samsung G600 mobile phone. Edited using GThumb editor (lossless rotate then risize only) under Ubuntu Intrepid.