It was a beautiful day today so we went back down to the Goatwalk on the Exe Estuary . The afternoon sun ,although low in the sky ,was still warm. The tide was in so no curlews but the sun caste a brilliant shaft of light across the water, cutting the estuary in two with a golden pathway which seemed to invite one to travel to some mystical land beyond the horizon . Then the sun sank with a silent sigh behind the distant hills leaving a turquoise sky tinged with amber and pink . Dusk fell on the darkening waters of the estuary and we returned home with the anticipation of a buttered crumpet for tea .