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Devon in Winter 2008: Day 2 Cont. – Back To Dawlish
Devon in Winter 2008: Day 2 Cont. – Back To Teignmouth
March 11th 2008 Continuedâ€¦
Following the coastal path back into the town we stopped to take a few shots of the bridge over the line just before the entrance to the Station. This is the scene from a painting entitled Castle on the Coast by David Weston (more info here) which I have a print of.
Then we headed for the station to take our train back to Dawlish.
These are 2 unrelated pictures, both point in opposite directions down the platform from the same point, however now they are together, it makes a nice effect with the thumbnails.
Devon in Winter 2008: Day 2 Cont. – Teignmouth Sea Wall
March 11th 2008 Continuedâ€¦
We continued onward along the coast line walking on the beach below the sea wall until we could climb up some narrow steps to the top of the sea wall which is part of the original wall built to hold the Great Western Railway and is still the main line today.
The occasional shadow from the cloud cover made for some nice lighting effects, also above South West Trains Class 159 no 159019 makes its way to Teignmouth station and lastly the hilltop stone place name visible from the train.
Above, an EWS Class 66 freignt train no 66070 leaves Teignmouth and heads for Holcombe Tunnel, more of the Sea Wall, the old rusting signal gantry and a Cross-Country service leaving Holcombe Tunnel crossing the bridge over the end of Smuggler’s Lane.
This section of the railway was very busy and provided quite a selection of different trains, more of the Cross-Country (Pendalino?) a First Great Western HST set and a class 142 here.
Back to nature as the strong waves smash against the foot of the sea wall, the angle of the tide causing the water to fly up well above the top of the wall and some 10ft higher than the path, and even above the signal gantry at one point.
Soon it came time to head back along the coastal path to Teignmouth…
Devon in Winter 2008: Day 2 Cont. – Teignmouth
March 11th 2008 Continued…
We arrived in Teignmouth some 5-10 minutes later, and headed through the town to the sea front, quite a lot of avian activity here, likely due to the availability of sea creatures being displaced by the storm.
The sea appeared much more calmer here due to the gently slopped beach, although still enough to make a crash on the sand and the wind was still very strong.
At the end of the beach we came across what appears to be an old tower or lighthouse, and behind the Lynton House Hotel.
At the end is the mouth of the river, and the road bridge. We then made our way back along the Sea Front.
Now onward to the Sea Wall between Teignmouth and Holcombe.