A Gallery of Photo’s from my Trip to Devon.

The Word of the Day is Gallery, here is a gallery of photos from my recent trip to Torquay in Devon.

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This is me in front of Haytor Rocks on Dartmoor.

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Some Wild Dartmoor ponies sheltering from the rain.

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This is Greenway – It was the home of the Queen of Crime Fiction, Agatha Christie.

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This is one of the beautiful views of the River Dart from the grounds of Greenway.

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Brixham Harbour, with the sun just coming out after a morning of rain.

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Dancing with my Rainbow umbrella in the rain.

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This is part of Dartmouth Castle on the River Dart.

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This is a grand house called Carlton Fishacre, a beautiful house set in spectacular gardens, it’s near Brixham in Devon.

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The Beach at Goodrington near Paignton, Devon (you can see the very red coloured sand that’s common in this part of Devon). In the distance you can see a cruise ship that was full of American visitors to Torquay, they are now sailing to Ireland.

 

I hope you enjoyed these pictures from my recent trip to Devon. 🙂

Picture of the Day – Boathouse at Greenway

This is a picture of the boathouse and the view down the river Dart in Devon, England.

The boathouse is part of the estate of Greenway, the house that was owned and lived in by the Author Agatha Christie.

Agatha Christie remains one of my most favourite authors, I have read nearly everything she wrote and she was a prolific writer.

She was born in Torquay, Devon, her Mother was English and her Father was American. He had inherited some money and they lived a reasonably privileged lifestyle. They did fall on harder times where her father died and they nearly lost their house. The house that she was born was demolished, but later Agatha Christie bought Greenway, a much grander house and situated on the river Dart in an idyllic spot.

Agatha Christie wrote a novel called “Dead Mans Folly” and this was the only one where she wrote about an actual place. As I wandered the grounds I realised that I had been there before, because she had described the boathouse so well. In the story it was the site of a very macabre discovery, but I won’t spoil it by telling you any more.

I hope you enjoy this picture.

 

Picture of the Day – Cockington village

I am not being rude, it is honestly the name of a very pretty village near Torquay in Devon, England.

It is quite a popular spot for coach tours because it is so quaint. The village Smithy is still going strong with its Thatched roof. A number of cottages still have their traditional thatch. This view was taken from one of the tea gardens, where they serve the famous Devonshire Cream Tea.

Cream tea isn’t, like someone I know thought, Tea with cream in it (Yuck),

It is Tea served with Scones, Clotted cream and Jam. Clotted cream itself is a wonder. It is cream so thick you can spread it with a knife.

Nothing can quite compare to a lovely sunny day sitting in the tea garden in Cockington overlooking a duck pond eating scones with clotted cream and jam and enjoying a nice cup of tea.

I hope you enjoy this picture.