Location: Teignmouth, Devon, United Kingdom

I'm married with two grown up children and four grandchildren, My wife of 47 years is Sue and we are the same age. My two children are Pamela (blogging occasionly under and Roy,who was recently Paralysed from the waist down due to an Absys on his Spine. My 4 grandchildren are (oldest first) Gavin, Hayley, Thomas,and Zoe. Sue and I are both retired and we're disabled too, her with a badly Arthritic back and spine, me with lung (COPD) and Heart problems.I have always loved Fishing (all sorts) Sue started fishing with me about 8 years ago, now she really enjoys it too. We both love m'cycles and m'cycling, Sue owns and rides her own bike which is a Custom 1981 250 Honda.I own a 1979 Honda CX500. We are both members of this motorcycle club ( view or join our club on or see my blog post Dec 2007 blog "Getting old, never", of course we're badly resticted now due to our illness, only riding in really good weather.Just over three years ago we lost our best friend and Baby Mojo the border Collie, Gone but never forgotten. Please feel free to use any of our photo's but do let me know you have used them, thank you.

Friday, December 14, 2007

TEIGNMOUTH, And there's more.

Here we are again in my hometown of Teignmouth down here in beautiful Devon.Below is my house (Click to enlarge) mine is just above yellow tractor, second row (arrowed in red), third in from the right. This picture was taken from the middle of the river Teign, at low water of course.The busy little dock in the foreground.
Should any of you visit by rail, then this sign will appear on your left, just as you leave Dawlish (home of the Black Swans) and just a few hundred yards from the town centre.
One of the Towns Features, 3 public houses in 130 yds, of these 2 are situated right on the beach the other 15 yards back. (there are 26 licensed public houses + hotels, restaurants etc).
Below the passenger ferry, this ferries back and forth, on the short journey between Teignmouth and Shaldon, three times an hour, during daylight hours, in summer up until 10 pm.
This view along the sea front looking toward Dawlish, is part of the lovely sea wall walk nearly a mile to the village of Holcombe which is the half way mark to Dawlish.In bad weather this is a part of the railway that causes lengthy delays on the main Plymouth line, In a real Easterly blow waves here have been known to attain 30 feet.You would certainly not want to be here (no hand rails).
Taken still looking in the same direction this time from half way along the sea wall.(there is a lovely outdoor Cafe here, photo's in a future blog).
This portion of the sea wall is the last piece added, it contains a kiddies paddling pool and one or two fast food kiosks, Pier is on the right, just out of view (on the left) is an award winning childrens play park, that I must admit is really ideal for children 2 to 12 years old.
The last photo here reminds me so much of our holidays in Majorca, mainland Spain and Turkey,I'm not a botanist so I don't know the name of this tree, its very fern like and thrives all over the Mediterranean.
Life here in Teignmouth is almost ideal for Sue and I, a fairly moderate climate, fairly quiet (for Devon) and almost central. The problems associated with big towns and cities have still not reached here in any significant proportions, crime, such as vandalism is still at low levels, although as every where drugs are becoming a large problem. Any problems in the town centre seem to come mainly very late at night 12.30 or later, we also have problems in the large council estates with youths some as young as 7 or 8, mainly throwing verbal abuse plus the usual graffiti.In our area we are just a stones throw from the town centre pubs and shops, and 80 yards from a public park.I can honestly say Sue and I could go for a stroll (and often do) down into the town and back as late as 9- 10 pm without any fears.
Joke of the day.


Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

Is the railway line still there? It used to go right along the sea front if I remember rightly.

1:42 am  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi Bob, Great pics, What lovely views you must get from that top window ,and such a lovely walk along the sea wall,,,

1:06 pm  
Blogger Xtreme English said...

oh, wow....what a lovely place...and all those public houses!! great photos. It all looks very clean and tidy...perhaps the sea wind blows all the litter away before it can accumulate.

5:38 pm  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi, Ex-shammy,Yes it certainly is still there and causing loads of delays in winter due to the closeness of the sea.(will send you an e-mail)
Jan, I dont expect you to trawl that lot of blogs,but there was a post back in March(Through the window).
Xtreme, We like it here,and as you say all those pubs !!!!I dont know anyone who has had a pint in each.

7:43 pm  
Blogger Aiden said...

A perfect home for many people Bob, One of the few places i love even when ive been away from it

7:08 pm  
Blogger jennie said...

those pictures are lovely i don't live in teignmouth aymore moved to the midlands but i went to school with jason pope and its lovely to see the pics of his garden thank you x

2:26 pm  
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