ACROSS THE WATER.
So today we are across the river Teign in Shaldon. Shaldon is connected to Teignmouth by a bridge or by a summer passenger ferry. This view was taken from the high in the beautiful Botanical gardens, these gardens are on the agenda for discussion to decide if they will be put up for sale next year. At the moment Teignbridge council own them but they say they are to expensive to keep up. Hopefully Shaldon or some other local council will buy it and keep it for future generations to enjoy
Please click on any picture to enlarge it..
This picture below was taken from Shaldon beach looking out past "The Ness"cliffs to Sea. In the evenings these cliffs are lit by strategically placed spotlights that really make it look fabulous.If you look to the left of this picture by the shore line, you can just make out one of the local trawlers about to cross the bar. This bar is the strip of sand that builds up at the river mouth where the river meets the sea. Teignmouth has a sand barge that is employed 6 days a week on the Ebb tide to keep a channel clear and deep enough for the cargo boats that load and unload in the busy docks. At low water there is only a few inches that cover the bar, at high spring tides there is 13 or 14 feet.
Here she comes the local trawler the TH 117 (The Girl Rona) crossing the bar at mid water. She has most likely been out Scalloping in local waters.
Here she is in full side view, notice the lean here as a small wave catches her broadside.
This is a view of what we in Teignmouth call the back beach, (below) notice the beach huts, during the summer these line the beach right the way down here.
This is a picture across to Teignmouth Docks, these docks are the busiest size for size in the whole West Country. In the picture (if you enlarge it) you can see two cargo boats at berth.
This picture is looking up river toward Bishopsteignton and the road bridge, above is Teignmouths biggest council estate, just look at the views from there.
Again looking up the river toward the bridge, this bridge at one time was the longest single span bridge in Britain.
This then is Teignmouth as viewed across the river Teign.
A later blog waiting to be written is one about Teignmouths role in the 2nd world war and the fact that size for size it was one of the most heavily Bombed places in Britain.
Joke of the day.
Finally, Maureen brings up the subject of sex. "Just how doyou guys do it?" asks Maureen.
Maureen and the male Martian go off to bedroom where the Martian strips. He's got only a teeny,weenie member about half an inch long and just a quarter-inch thick.
"Why?" he asks. "What's the matter?
"No problem," he says, and proceeds to slap his forehead with his palm. With each slap of his forehead,his member grows until it's quite impressively long.
"Well," she says, "That's quite impressive, but it is still narrow."
"No problem," he says, and starts pulling his ears.With each pull his member grows wider and wider until the entire measurement is extremely exciting to the woman.
The next morning the couples rejoin their other partners and go their separate ways. As they walked along, Mike asks his wife, "Well, was it any good?"
"I hate to say it," says Maureen, "but it was wonderful.
"It was horrible," he replies. "All I got was a headache. ..........and...
She just kept slapping my forehead and pulling my ears.