Monday, 26 July 2010

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

Hello again, its been a while, but you know how it is, busy, busy busy....we`re on holiday at the moment, so today we drove over to Shaldon as it was a lovely sunny day.

We parked on the Ness carpark, and took the windy road to the village, theres a lovely little hotel at the top of the road called The Ness, and the sign is gorgeous with a smugglers scene and full moon.

It also has this lovely extract from John Masefields poem `Sea Fever` inscribed on the wall, such a lovely idea.

Shaldon is a lovely jewel of a village filled with ice cream coloured houses with tiny gardens full of cottage flowers, this old rowing boat filled with summer flowers is so typical of the delights the village holds.

Align CentreIn the river, men were chest deep, fishing for the Bass or `flaties` that are so good to catch here.

Across the water on the far shore, Teignmouth was waking to another day of cream teas, fish and chips, buckets and spades and paddling in the sea.

Shaldon is a traditional little village, with a green, bakery, local store and one or two fancy little shops. The gems in its crown are the lovely houses, all so pretty and individual.

With pretty gardens full of summery flowers and waving grasses.

I love all the pretty tiles this one has on the wall.

Of course no village would be complete without a pub, and The Ferry Boat had some wonderful hanging baskets.

It was lovely and peaceful in the village, not too busy and the sun was hot on our faces. We followed the path beside the river beach, with glimpses of snowy houses behind the garden walls

and down by the river some rather grander ones, with smart front doors.

We walked beside the river with lovely views to the Moor in the distance, and little boats bobbing on the turning tide, terns screeched and dived for sand eels, and gulls wheeled overhead, it was a delightful walk.

After coffee and scones back at the car, we trundled over to Teignmouth.

We parked up and walked along the front, with lovely views back to Shaldon, and the ness.

There were gay coloured lights strung between the lamp posts, and fishy motifs on the posts.

and the walled gardens were full of summer flowers.

There was an intriguing exhibition on too, called Salvage art, with lots of art works made of recycled materials

some were very flamboyant..

some cute..
I loved this one of mosaic glass.

and this spider had a crushed can body..

this was another of my favourites, I loved the bath tub body, and pretty sunlit sails.

We decided to have a walk round the Pier, I love Piers, they`re lovely traditional seaside things, this one was quite rickety, there were nice views across to the beach, where a sailing club were just launching their little white sailed yachts.


Timi said...

It's good to see you back...:o))!!!

Piecefulafternoon said...

I love the seaside too - this was a lovely tour. Glad to have you back.

Ramblings From Spain said...

What a gorgeous day to share with you, and I loved the rowing boat full of flowers, and the salvage art exhibition... especially the fluffy seagull with it's over large proportions!! :D wish I could have shared it with you xx

galant said...

You visit all the places I love ... Totnes, Topsham, Dartington, Berry Pomeroy and now Teignmouth and Shaldon!
Margaret p