Hartland Quay - the start of a South West Coast Path walk
22 August 2013
My walk on the
Coast Path in April 2012
concluded at Hartland Quay on a very wet day. My photos of that day were
fortunately uploaded, but the next morning I took photos of the delightful
location of Hartland Quay before I returned to Suffolk, but my bag was stolen on
the train and the photos lost with it.
So today I returned to Hartland Quay to pick up the walk along the South West
Coast Path, but also to replace those lost photos. Fortunately it was a lovely
evening, and I was able to capture something of the essence of the place.
Late afternoon and some swimming is taking place, along with a lot more
watching. The harbour wall used to be much more substantial but this short
version has been rebuilt after the original was destroyed.
From the end of the peninsula, a look at Hartland Quay Hotel, my resting place
for the night. I had a lovely view of the sea from my room.
The August sun close to setting over the fairly quiet sea
Whoops - not so quiet after all. This slightly blurry picture was taken as I
hurriedly retreated to avoid getting drenched. You can see the sun through the
water, and remarkably this picture was taken only 69 seconds after the previous
one, from the same location.
From a slightly safer location, a view a few minutes later of where I had been
standing for the previous two photos - about where the boy in the striped top is
And so I retired to the bar for a pleasant meal, drink and a book, and then to
my room to prepare for the hard work of the walk.
along the South West Coast Path...