Devon has been soaked by an almighty deluge which has lasted pretty much the whole of the last week. Rivers have burst their banks, homes have been flooded, trees have come down, and the trains have stopped running. It's been a pretty scary time. Today the rain finally stopped. We decided to swim at Anstey's Cove, always a gorgeous oasis of calm, sheltered as it is by the limestone cliff of Walls' Hill. As we walked down we could see that far out at sea the water was brown, presumably from the run-off from the Jurassic Coast. But in the cove the water was its usual lovely green, though not as clear as usual. As we swam back to shore, we admired the pink pebbles, which looked like shiny humbugs as they were continually washed by the incoming tide.