Wrapped up warm against the cold, there is something wonderful about the seaside in winter. Less the crowds, deserted beaches to wander and plunder. The crunch of pebbles under foot and skies shifting with clouds and sunlight overhead. We shared Sidmouth beach with a few dogs and their owners. It rained a bit, the sun shone a bit and the cold wind blew. Hot tea in a warm cafe tasted oh so good. Too cold to paddle but never too cold for ice cream. A pretty damn perfect day out.