Black Swans? Dispatches from the front line of climate change.

It seems there are three things not to talk about in polite company – politics, religion and climate change. I can’t be that polite, as only politics is off limits…. However, this article gives a good history of the Dawlish coastal main line, with historic pictures and some interesting weather statistics. The WUWT site is always worth a look – it is sceptical about climate change, but in a balanced way (until you read the comments, that is!)
Sorry, I’ll get back to N gauge railways soon….

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Tony Brown

The sun was warm and the wind a friendly zephyr as we enjoyed coffee and a cake on Dawlish sea front. A place known to millions of British holidaymakers as a pretty, if rather faded, seaside resort

Black swans –a symbol of the town-and perhaps a metaphor of this time and place*- glided serenely by, whilst the first daffodils showed their faces to the sun.

Just across the road, Brunel’s railway from Paddington to the far west of Britain at Penzance hugs the coast of scenic South Devon. At Dawlish it picturesquely threads it way through a series of tunnels along the amber coast of red sandstone in one of the most spectacular train rides in Britain. 

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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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