Sunday, 19 August 2012

July 2012 in Devon–Part 2

I’ve been taking way too long over this post.  My girls would say I’ve been pettyfogging and they wouldn’t be wrong.  Without further ado here it is.


Beer Sailing Club’s clubhouse is perched high up on the cliff edge above Beer beach.  This year the Cancer Research Team in Beer have been holding Cream Teas in the clubhouse to raise funds for their charity.  William and I went along to one of the events, mainly I have to admit, to have a nosy inside.  It was a gloriously hot sunny afternoon and we enjoyed our cup of tea, scones with jam and clotted cream out on the terrace…


.. with this view to gaze on.


It was so good on this holiday to be able to just spend time on the beach – reading, swimming, eating and drinking, people watching and using an umbrella to take shelter from the sun not the rain!


Charlie and his grandad fishin’ off Seaton beach.  You cast in…


..then you wait …


…and wait for ‘em to bite.


No better place to have a cream tea than Connaught Gardens in Sidmouth.  No, really, I mean it.  Their scones are the best.


I loved this Olympics display on the gable end of Sidmouth War Memorial Club. A reminder of what was waiting in the wings.


Coffee break in West Bay.


Fishing in West Bay.


Love this old fisherman’s tackle box on wheels.


Wonder how many years these old pals have been fishin’ together like this?


The beautiful shoreline at West Bay.  Sadly though these cliffs are very dangerous and landslips are common.  A fatal one happened the last week we were there, just a little further on along the coast from the cliffs in this picture.  A young woman was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was killed by the tons of falling rocks.  So sad.


After that happened the beach was cordoned off to keep the public out of harm’s way.  Yet if you look people can still be seen the wrong side of the orange barriers. 


West Bay hosts an Annual Raft Race in aid of the RNLI and happily it took place while William and I were there late one afternoon.


It was a sight to see.  All manner of rafts were doing battle on the River Brit.  It was really good fun to watch.


And with the sun setting over the Bay we made our way home.


1 comment:

Betsy Brock said...

Oh my goodness, that all looks like so much fun. Some beautiful scenery there, too. And I just love the picture of the old men fishing! ha.