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photoblog image Burgh Island - Devon

Postcard theme -  Wish you were here? (My sentiment was actually not really...as I wanted the place to myself)....Don't you just wish you could have a beach to yourself...just once?

update:  thought I'd better tell you a bit more about this place....It is actually just by a village called Bigbury on Sea..  The bigger white building in the distance is an art deco styled hotel...which has featured in some of Agatha Christie stories (I didn't go in there as it is only open to the guests...but I hear everyone dresses up in the evening and gets into the general feel of the place).  The small building in front is the Pilchard Inn which is open to the public....and is named after the building at the top where someone would cry out when they saw a shoal (think that would be the collective term) of pilchards...

Idefix from Germany 17 Jul 2006, 00:39
yup - I want a beach to myself too ..... on my fantasy beach I'd clone out all other people though ;-)

Nice shot - where is that , I lived in Devon for 2 years, this is not familiar!
Barbara: I've posted and update on the place...but here's a link for you...in case you want a break from the Black Forest (as if!)http://www.mrandmrssmith.com/luxury-hotels/united-kingdom-hotels/devon-hotels/burgh-island/

Naijabloke from United States 17 Jul 2006, 07:19
Wow!!! this is a lovely view..am jealous ..it was freaking hot down here as well.Nice shot
Barbara: Oh don't be...I didn't stay there and had to drive for ages...but it was worth it!

sk from United Kingdom 17 Jul 2006, 09:27
lovely shot Barbara. I hope ur prepared for the theme U suggested this friday.
Barbara: yikes!....no!....do I HAVE to...can't I be the judge instead?

Nike 17 Jul 2006, 10:45
Back again! lovely lovely shot. Why oh why am I stuck in an office when I could be in a place like that! It really does lokk like a postcard.
Barbara: Never mind..you'll be on the road again soon...btw the beach was buzzed by a jet fighter plane...which we saw before we heard..I really wish I could have caught that on camera!

Angela 17 Jul 2006, 16:34
Picturesque it is ... I must, I must visit Devon !!!
Barbara: You must! and I don't even work for the Devon Tourism Board..

Sinem from Milton Keynes, UK 17 Jul 2006, 21:18
I'd personally rather have an island to myself. Oh well, can't have everything.
This shot needs to go in a travelmag! smile
Barbara: Yes... an island...now where's that Richard Branson man?

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Steve from GB 17 Jul 2006, 22:48
Nice shot Barbara, and nice location too! Bit of a shame about the featureless sky, but I guess it was completely featureless heat haze. Perhaps a neutral grad. filter might have brought a bit of colour in to it, but it's an awful lot of faff. Given the sky though, the exposure for the rest of it is spot on and it all looks very enticing.
Barbara: Thanks Steve...you know, now you mention it, the sky is rather featureless. I really hadn't paid it much attention.

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