This winter thing.It really does go on a bit, does n’t it? This is a terrible photo I know but it sums up the time of year perfectly.

After eleven months of rain Devon has subsided into dank deep winter. Rain has given way to grey days with low light and low temperatures  True the surf has been excellent at many spots but man cannot live on Huey‘s donations alone.

I snapped the picture after climbing back up the cliff post lunchtime surf session. It shows another photographer (probably a proper one :Ed) looking out from the apparently grey  reef through the grey mist at the grey sea . Small grey shapeless waves rolled along the point sloughing out irksome sections. Forty minutes was enough for me. I returned to the dismal land in search of light and warmth