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The Perimeter

Dartmouth, Devon, Dartmouth, Devon,

Rough Hole Point, Old Mill Creek meets the River Dart, Devon. Rough Hole Point, Old Mill Creek meets the River Dart, Devon.

Oak boughs, Long Wood, River Dart, Devon Oak boughs, Long Wood, River Dart, Devon

River Dart in the rain, from Greenway, Devon. River Dart in the rain, from Greenway, Devon.

Waddeton Quay, River Dart, Devon. Waddeton Quay, River Dart, Devon.

Masts, Waddeton Quarry, Devon. Masts, Waddeton Quarry, Devon.

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Fishing trawlers, Brixham harbour, Devon. Fishing trawlers, Brixham harbour, Devon.

Rockfish, Brixham, Devon. Rockfish, Brixham, Devon.

Lobster pots, Brixham harbour, Devon. Lobster pots, Brixham harbour, Devon.

‘Sid the Skeleton' Golden Hind replica, Brixham, Devon. ‘Sid the Skeleton’ Golden Hind replica, Brixham, Devon.

Berry Head, Devon. Berry Head, Devon.

Lighthouse, Berry Head, Devon. Lighthouse, Berry Head, Devon.

Air vent, Cold War nuclear bunker, Berry Head, Devon. Air vent, Cold War nuclear bunker, Berry Head, Devon.

Lichen, St Mary’s Bay, Devon. Lichen, St Mary’s Bay, Devon.

Trail Marker, Berry Head, Devon. Trail Marker, Berry Head, Devon.

Man Sands I, Devon. Man Sands I, Devon.

Man Sands II, Devon. Man Sands II, Devon.

Woodhuish Farm, Devon. Woodhuish Farm, Devon.

Woodhuish fields, Devon. Woodhuish fields, Devon.

Scabbacombe Head, Devon. Scabbacombe Head, Devon.

Seascape, Scabbacombe Head, Devon. Seascape, Scabbacombe Head, Devon.

Mew Stone & Start Point, Devon. Mew Stone & Start Point, Devon.

Brownstone WW2 Battery, Searchlight position, Kingswear, Devon. Brownstone WW2 Battery, Searchlight position, Kingswear, Devon.

Brownstone WW2 Battery, Searchlight position interior, Kingswear, Devo Brownstone WW2 Battery, Searchlight position interior, Kingswear, Devon

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The Perimeter

Toffee Nosed, Budleigh Salterton, Devon. Toffee Nosed, Budleigh Salterton, Devon.

‘Snow on Dartmoor, Sledges in Shop’ a chalk sign proclaims in Budleigh. There’s no snow here but plenty of mud on the winding path up and down the red cliffs. “It’s like skiing isn’t it!” I say to a fellow slip and slider “It’s like glissading” he corrects me.

Benches, Budleigh Salterton, Devon. Benches, Budleigh Salterton, Devon.

East Devon Golf Club, Budleigh Salterton, Devon. East Devon Golf Club, Budleigh Salterton, Devon.

Scarecrow, West Down Farm, Devon. Scarecrow, West Down Farm, Devon.

Devon Cliffs Holiday Park. Devon Cliffs Holiday Park.

On passing a notice welcoming me to the ‘East Devon Area of Natural Beauty’ a hail of gun fire patters urgently from Straight Point range. This must make a strange sonic accompaniment for the holidaymakers in the vast Holiday Park.

The Floors, Devon. The Floors, Devon.

The Geoneedle at Orcombe Point by Michael Fairfax, Exmouth, Devon. The Geoneedle at Orcombe Point by Michael Fairfax, Exmouth, Devon.

The rock here is the oldest part of the Jurassic Coast, 250 million years before the dinosaurs. This epic journey through time…

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The Perimeter

Harry Ramsden’s, Bournemouth, Dorset. Harry Ramsden’s, Bournemouth, Dorset.

I can just about make out Old Harry Rocks this morning – the dramatic chalk stacks near Swanage that are geologically connected to the Needles on the Isle of Wight. The rocks mark the start of the Jurassic Coast and a much more rugged landscape heading West – I can’t wait!

But now in Bournemouth beach huts are arranged by hue like paint swatches. A tractor passes to and fro methodically scraping the sand flat. Branksome beach cafe brings back happy memories of walking through the pines with my parents many years before.

Bournemouth Pier, Dorset. Bournemouth Pier, Dorset.

Peering through the window of an Sandbanks Estate Agent reveals that most properties here are in the £1-7 Million price range. Surprised at the lack of architectural quality of these expensive houses, their main selling point seems to be bigness. Walking through the area is an underwhelming experience of high…

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