The Slapton Line is a narrow stretch of the A379 road that connects Torcross to Dartmouth. It is unique in running beside the sea on one side ( Slapton Sands ) and Slapton Ley ( a large body of freshwater of important scientific interest) . Many of my poems are inspired from this beautiful beach .
With every winter storm we now see the sand swept onto the road and the protecting boulders moved by the surge of the sea. Last year huge chunks of the road were washed away and the road was closed for months . If it is breached again, there will be no more repair and the road will be gone and the Ley will we swallowed by the sea.
Last night it was volunteers who worked through the night to save it ; the council had said wait until Monday .
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Nature reclaiming its own.
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