TEIGNMOUTH, And there's more.
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.http://www.ebaumsworld.com/jokes/read/5480