We had moved base to just outside Torquay, Devon in the "English Riviera" for a week. The weather for the week was going to be a bit mixed. Both of us had spent holidays as young people in the area so visiting old haunts may be in order.
We all needed a walk so we headed out to just beyond Dartmouth and walked along the coast back to Dartmouth. The coast here was much softer, less dramatic than we had seen elsewhere. Daisy was able to have some off lead time which she enjoyed running like a mad thing.
Our walk took us to Dartmouth Castle at the mouth of the River Dart. It is one of two fortifications on opposite sides of the estuary. Part of the castle dates back to the 15th century. Another part has coastal defence works from the 19th century and from World War II. In visiting the fortications you could easily see why they built them almost below ground as it gave any army an ability to attack vessels at high and low tides with views of both the sea and river.
We had a very short inland walk back to the car just before the rain came in for the rest of the day!