Years ago traditionally there was a Church youth club ramble on Easter Monday. Growing up in Surrey for some reason it was always Dorking to Friday Street, or Box Hill but as we're in Devon we can do beach. So for anyone who fancies some sea air, here we are, a little trot across Bigbury beach to Burgh Island on the South Devon coast plus I've made sure there are facilities. We checked it all out on Saturday and perhaps we'll do more of these as the weather improves, there are some beautiful, hidden coves around the Devon coastline.
Tide's out so a beautiful walk across the beach, bit windy so mind the kamikaze kite flyers and their aerial mattresses (does a kite have to be that big?) Sadly the fabulous art deco Burgh Island Hotel firmly out of bounds to all but paying guests, so we'll walk around the island instead, but take a look here, several rooms named after some of the more famous clientele.
Challaborough Bay looking stunning and empty from our island viewpoint. We'll nip into The Pilchard Inn for a spot of lunch, The Pilchard is right next to the hotel on Burgh Island.
If we stay a bit too long, and the incoming tide from the Bigbury end of the beach meets the tide from the Challaborough end, we're stranded and will have to get back on the sea tractor.
Now who wants a drink? Bookhound's round.