Braving beautiful Plymouth in the storms of 2014

9 Mar

This post is a little late, especially now that spring seems to have finally arrived (yippee!)

I just wanted to share a few pics of us braving the storms to get some wild and windy fresh air in February. I must admit I don’t really like being out in the wind, it always makes me nervous and I can’t stand being cold. Thank goodness for my coat with a decent hood!

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Plymouth took quite a battering in the storms this year with 40ft waves smashing into the coast and destroying local restaurants. Hundreds of trees have come down in and around the city, rivers have flooded and walls have come crashing down. Also of course our rail line was cut off at Dawlish during one of the storms and this has caused mayhem for commuters.  Hopefully we have now seen the last of it until next winter.

There’s no doubt the storm has been exciting in its own way and we couldn’t resist taking the children out to see some big waves (always staying safe of course). People will always talk about the storms of 2014 so here are some of our memories.

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Looking a little windswept!

Looking a little windswept!

We finished our walk off with a well-deserved cream tea in the Duttons Cafe on the Hoe. This is a lovely little cafe, the owners are so helpful and friendly. They offer lots of gluten-free options including these gorgeous scones. Definitely the best I have ever tasted!

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2 Responses to “Braving beautiful Plymouth in the storms of 2014”

  1. brinabird and son March 9, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    You certainly have to respect mother nature!

  2. Coombe Mill - Fiona March 9, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    Amazing photos of some horrific weather, mother nature at her worse! All those poor people that were devastated with the floods, I feel fortunate to live where we do. The cream tea looks delicious which I’m sure you enjoyed. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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