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Lucked Out | by Richie B.
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Lucked Out

The final day of my Devon jaunt saw a terminal decline in the weather.

The darkest part of the day co-incided with the return working of the loaded Teigngrace - Chirk Colas Rail log train.

A quick trip to Teigngrace an hour ahead of its departure time to check the loading status revealed that it was ready to go.

Fortunately, acting on information previously received, I knew that this was a possibility and had factored it in to my plans.

I immediately headed away to set up my shot.

The leaden skies meant that my favoured shot across the River Teign from Coombe Cellars was a no-no and I plumped for Luxton's Step at Bishopsteignton, parking the car in the village and walking through the fields and across the bridge leading to the river beach.

I had intended to walk to the rocky outcrop up river with the lone tree opposite Wear Farm but the tide was too high so I turned left and headed back toward Flow Point.

I had a long time to wait as although the train was an hour early off the timber yard it was held until booked time at Newton Abbot as the sky got ever darker.

Win some, lose some.

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Taken on January 18, 2012