Friday, 4 July 2014

Babbacombe and St Marychurch

There are some very pleasant areas in Torbay.

 Babbacombe and St Marychurch are two such places.

There is such an air of peace and calm and even though the day

was a little overcast, we didn't really notice the clouds.

I have to say that in South Devon, the park departments really do excel;

the floral displays are beautiful here.

And of course, coupled with the view,

 (on a good day you can see across Lyme Bay to Portland),

you'd have to go a long way to beat Babbacombe.

This is the kind of place where you stroll or amble...or words of that sort!

Which is what we did, today.

Just around the corner from Babbacombe is St Marychurch, 

which we tend to visit frequently for coffee or lunch... and a mooch.

Simple pleasures... which cost very little!

Have a happy weekend, everyone.


Monday, 30 June 2014

Buckland Abbey

On Saturday, we found ourselves at Buckland Abbey,

once the home of Sir Francis Drake.

It's certainly well worth a visit.

As well as the Elizabethan House and the Great Barn,

the gardens are simply beautiful.

The Kitchen Garden is a place where I could stay all day, 

pottering to my heart's content.

This Sussex Buff appears to be enjoying itself in the sunshine.

I loved this gate! 

This newly born calf, below, couldn't have a better place to begin life.

Of course, there's nothing like looking over a country gate, is there?

And finally...a small display of vintage vehicles...

to whet the other half's appetite!

A beautiful display ... which accompanied the wonderful array of

 vintage items in the Great Barn.

Well done, Sian, on organising another great vintage fair! ;-)

All in all, a perfect day! ;-)