Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The English Riviera

Just a few photos from our holiday down in Torbay last week. First a couple of glimpses of Torquay's harbour and marina...
And here's Sarah getting her feet wet in the harbour. This was just a few minutes after a teenage lad fell off the edge of the harbour wall and into the water behind where Sarah's standing. He fell about 10 feet but, luckily enough, the water was deep enough that he didn't hurt himself... although he was a bit shaken, obviously...
Below are a few shots of Brixham ( where we were staying ), starting with the lovely Fishcombe Cove which was less than 5 minutes' walk from our chalet...

And here's James on board Brixham harbour's replica of Francis Drake's Golden Hind. Avast there, ye land-lubbers...!

We also had a trip on the Dart Valley Steam Railway, from the nearby Goodrington station, along the banks of the beautiful Dart river to Kingswear, and then onto the ferry across the river to Dartmouth. Here's the train pulling into the station and then steaming past Goodrington Sands and its row of beach huts...
And here are James and I, about to catch the ferry...
A couple more shots of Brixham, starting with the beach next to the breakwater, where I saw a seal one evening, literally only 6 feet out in the water, posing for onlookers. No photos, unfortunately...

And a couple of lovely beach shots to finish...
Soundtrack: Revolver by The Beatles

4 comments:

Steve W. said...

That's beautiful. I'm so impressed by your photos of Brixton I've just booked myself a fortnight's holiday there. I can't wait to dip my feet in the cool blue waters of Brixton Marina. :)

cerebus660 said...

Glad to be of service, Steve :-)

Richard Bensam said...

Request permission to be envious of your holiday, cap'n! This is my favorite sort of place and it looks like a particularly beautiful example of same.

cerebus660 said...

Permission granted! Torbay is a lovely area, indeed. Even though we prefer Cornwall to Devon ( it's wilder, less "tame" ) it's good sometimes to just head down to Devon and chill out. It's an area we know well and is only about 2 hours down the road. ( Well, except this time. Due to a fatal accident on the motorway forcing me to take the back roads, it took us about 5 hours to get there! )

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