M5 Viaduct I, Devon.
The fragility of the frosty reed beds by the Exe contrast with the monumentality of the concrete motorway viaduct. Incredibly the river Exe starts just a few kilometres from the north coast of Somerset in Exmoor but perversely chooses to run south right across the country to get to the sea here.
Exe Reedbeds Nature Reserve, Devon.
M5 Exe Viaduct & Exe Reedbeds Nature Reserve, Devon.
Morning Pylon, Tumbling Hills, Devon.
Exminster Marshes Nature Reserve, Devon.
I’m surprised that Powderham Castle and estate is actually lived in today by the Earl of Devon rather than surviving as a conference centre or National Trust enterprise. I can’t decide wether I think this is a good thing or not. I’m sitting below the incongruous burgundy powderham.co.uk sign applying blister plasters to my heels when a woman exclaims ”Oh dear!” in a Scottish accent with a smile as she…
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