Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Down in Devon

Depending on who's driving the journey down to our part of east Devon can take anywhere between four to six hours.  I don't mind the journey at all and think of it as the part of the holiday.  So Saturday morning we left the house at 6 a.m. and after a leisurely journey with a couple of pit stops and hardly any traffic jams Maureen, Jerry, William and I were on Beer Head, looking out over The Jurassic Coast, eating a pasty from Woozie's Deli in Beer at noon. ('Struth that was a long sentence!)  To my mind Woozie's have the best pasties around.

It didn't take too long between the four of us to set up our holiday home on wheels.  That's not to say it didn't have it's challenges.  Zips on caravan awnings can be tricky things.  You had to be there to know what I mean but you know what I mean don't you Maureen and Jerry?


Anyway before we knew it we were all happy "to be beside the seaside beside the sea"!  This particular seaside being beautiful, genteel Sidmouth.  That's Billy and I in the deck chairs.  We only sat in them long enough to have the picture taken then scurried off before the attendant came asking for any money from us.


A walk down the promenade and through the town brought us to Sidmouth Cricket Tennis Croquet and Hockey Club.  I think I'd call that an enviable location wouldn't you?


A rather nice clubhouse too, complete with thatched roof.


Sunday morning was bright and sunny with a low lying mist enveloping the coast.  One of our Must Do's on our holidays down here is breakfast al fresco at the Tea Caddy on Axmouth harbour.  We were so thankful for good weather.


A walk along the harbour revealed this unfortunate event taking place.


Some poor soul's boat had sunk.  The RNLI had been called out but we're pretty sure there were no casualties involved.


Plenty of strong helpers were on hand to haul it back to shore. 


The tractor's help was needed to drag it those last several yards right out of the water.


Jerry and Maureen on the jetty where we watched it all happening.  You can see how bright and sunny it was in this picture and fortunately it stayed that way practically the whole week.

Be back tomorrow with more.



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