|Mother's day 2013 - me and Lola spit |
visiting in the rain.
|Lola with my friend Sally. Count those boats.|
Dawlish Warren is famous for its spit. Well famous if you are doing a GCSE in geography. The rest of us know it's got a world-reknowned SSSI bird reserve and lots of sandy beach space. Two long beaches actually back-to-back, thanks to being a spit...
It takes about an hour to walk the length of the spit - although this shouldn't be done in bird nesting season, or with a dog on a lead longer than 2m, or possibly when a severe gale is blowing in spear-sharp hail (see pix right). But if you do have a go the reward is seeing a spit (land eroding on one side and forming on the other, see more here) and as many as 8,000 resting birds at high tide - depending on the season.
- Spits can be huge - the longest in the world is Arabat Spit, in the Ukraine, around 110km. It's easily visible from space claims this group of spit-afficanados.
- New Zealand's Farewell Spit is 32km. It's often described as the "fish hook pinned to the top of NZ's South Island".
- Other famous UK spits are Chesil Beach (which is 189 miles long) and Spurn Point on the Humber, Yorkshire which is 4.8miles long.
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Where else can I go in the UK that offers a taste of the Ukraine or NZ?