May 14th 2008 – Beesands to Start Point.

Led by Barbie (Derek taking the chuck wagon)

After some of the hottest days of the year, and despite a good forecast with Barbie cautioning us to bring plenty of sunscreen, turned out to be one of the coldest, windiest, and almost wettest walk of the year so far.
This didn’t stop us enjoying the walk and the bluebells, violets, foxgloves and gorse were out in force to greet us.

We last did in 2005 and several changes were noted. (see walks in 2005). Hallsands in particular was interesting in view of the major reconstruction works on some of the clifftop buildings, whilst the old ruined village below the cliffs allowed us to contemplate how an ill judged decision to dredge the seabed led to such a disastrous conclusion.

Photos by Tony & Dennis with archive photos from Plymouth Records Office. Music for the video is “Liebestraum” by Franz Liszt.