– 2018/17 – a trip to Salcombe

This morning I’m writing to you sitting, not at my usual kitchen table, but crosslegged on a gorgeous milky blue/green sofa which perfectly matches the stormy sea in front of me on the other side of the window.

I’m spending 24 hours with a friend in Salcombe a beautiful seaside town in the South West of England, built near the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary in an idyllic location.  At least I’m sure it’s idyllic… this morning is ridiculously windy and stormy and it’s charm is of a different kind.  To be honest… I really love a stormy sea in winter, especially if I’m sitting on a sea colour sofa with coffee next to me.  My friend’s flat is beautiful too with amazing views from every window.

Yesterday when we arrived after about a three hour drive the rain had stopped so we were able to go for a gorgeous walk along the coastal road and through the village.  I’m sure it’s full of people in the summer but in January is peaceful and quiet.  Just perfect for a relaxing get away.

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There is something so calming about the sea, isn’t it?  It doesn’t have to be sunny or mirror calm… it simply impossible not to empty your mind when you stare at it.

“The cure for everything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea”  (Isak Dinesen)

It’s been a super quick trip but so different from my day to day life that I feel completely restored; I actually feel like I’ve been away for days and days.  Amazing.

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