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A few hours spent at the beautiful Devon coastal town of Lyme Regis

WEATHER:  bright sunshine all day, a cold easterly wind kept th temperature down to around 8C

Dawn and I left home at 10:30am, we collected Celia (Dawn's sister) and the Mother-in-Law, Marian, on the way to Lyme Regis. Forty minutes later we were walking from the beach car park along to the famous Cobb.

Looking back towards Lyme Regis across the marina from the Cobb 

A biting breeze kept the temperature down but it was still very enjoyable, about a thousand other people thought the same too.  The tide was very close to its highest point so not much beach or mud was exposed. We saw a Rock Pipit along the quay and six Purple Sandpipers were sat on the sea-defence, breakwater rocks. Two Great Cormorants sat out on the end of the breakwater and a few Herring Gulls milled about the marina.

Five Purple Sandpipers on the breakwater rocks at the end of the Cobb

After a lovely lunch of roast beef I got the opportunity to revisit the Cobb.This time the tide had receded a little and I had unbelievable, close views of the six Purple Sandpipers.They were feeding on a small section of beach which was covered in sea-weed, sand and stones. A second Rock Pipit also gave good close views too.




I rejoined the girls and we set off for home around 3pm.