Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A Little Bit More...

...on our autumn holiday in Devon.

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A late afternoon stroll down toward the Donkey Sanctuary.

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Caroline and Charlie found a sandy patch on pebbly West Bay beach for Charlie to dig in.

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One afternoon William and I embarked on a hilly hike up Peak Hill which is on the outskirts of Sidmouth.

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Part way up I stopped to capture the view looking back to Sidmouth with Jacob's Ladder in the near distance.  That's the white structure climbing up the cliff face to Connaught Gardens.  Those steps are high and steep and not for anyone suffering in the slightest from vertigo.

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William takes a breather on the way up. 

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It really was quite a steep climb up Peak Hill but the views were worth it.

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Another view taken on the way back down into Sidmouth.  As we got further down the hill we could hear the intermittent sound of a brass band being carried on the wind.

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We followed the sound into Connaught Gardens.  There we found a local brass band playing their hearts out to a small but appreciative Sunday afternoon audience.  I was thrilled to bits, I love a brass band.  Our younger daughter, Caroline, was in the school band all the way through senior school.

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And what do you know!  Here she is, looking very lovely, relaxed and happy on Sidmouth front.

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And finally, William checking in with the folks back home on his mobile.

That's the last of our October week in Devon photographs.  I've enjoyed going through them again to post on here too.

Until the next time.

Kathleen.

2 comments:

Debbie said...

I'm sure you know this, but you obviously live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Seriously... your pictures just stir my heart. They are gorgeous.

And a brass band stirs my heart too. I would have totally enjoyed listening. Of course, my own daughter was a band gal too.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Such a beautiful area. It's wonderful to have so many options for outdoor activities. Hope your November is great. Hard to believe it is already halfway over. Best wishes, Tammy