Tuesday, 1 March 2016

We made it to Spring....!!

Well.... We have made it to spring....
Today is the first day of spring according to the meteorological calendar...... 

There were some times over the past four months that we did worry a bit about the possibility of sustaining damage to our caravan and awning..... but in the end we have got through it unscathed.....

Having said that I have just heard on the news that we are expecting another big storm to hit us hard tomorrow.
Lets hope that my smugness regarding getting through the winter with no damage isn't a trifle premature   !!  

We enjoyed our trip to the Torbay area as shown in my last post so much, that a week ago we went back for three more days....
I've added some images from this latest trip below.....

Starting off with some images from Kingswear and Dartmouth......
The last time I was here was on a very wet Good Friday over thirty five years ago......
A view from Kingswear station looking out over Dartmouth
Joining the short queue for the passenger ferry from Kingswear to Dartmouth
One of the attractive black and white buildings in Dartmouth
Anne went shopping and put me in a creche..!!
I have always liked bandstands...this one looks very smart.
Tides Out...!

Following our day in Dartmouth and Kingswear the next place on our list to visit was Totnes....
So the next day that's where we set off for....
Totnes always seemed to be a bit of a 'hippy' town back in the sixties and seventies and it does seem that a good number of them are still here....

There are lots of shops selling crystals...Indian carvings and artwork....and other unusual items to buy....
I love these types of places with lots of small individual shops selling lots of unusual things....
Glastonbury in Somerset is another town that follows this pattern........

There is an Archway across the main street in Totnes about halfway up the hill.....
When I was last here over 35+ years ago I purchased a small water colour of this Archway painted by a local artist......
It is currently in storage, but for all those years it was on the wall in my hallway.....
After having lived with that image for all those years it was nice to see it again in the 'flesh' (or stone).....

Totnes also has a castle, but unfortunately it was closed for tree cutting during our visit...

The Totnes Arch almost as it is in my painting..
The old Guildhall in Totnes....

4 comments:

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Trevor,
Hooray for making it to Spring and for the many more accomplishments that we shall read about.
The photos of the low tide that you have posted always amaze me.
I can only imagine how much fun Dartmouth Station and the surrounding area must be - someday, I wish... :)
Have a Beautiful Week ahead and enjoy!
Peace :)

Trevor Woodford said...

*Chandra@GreenComotion*
Thanks for he comment Chandra.....The Kingswear and Darmouth area is certainly a good destination for a mini holiday..
Enjoy your week too!

Dave said...

You've done well, especially with the horrible wet 'n windy winter we have had. We try to get away once a month and the last time we went was mid Dec. but we haven't been this year, purely because of the weather. I think we shall try the Brixham area for the next trip.

Trevor Woodford said...

*Dave*
Thanks Dave...
Yes the area is certainly worth a visit, although I would avoid the main holiday season as I think that it would get really busy....