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.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


During the Winter months we find it much more difficult to find good items to make into a blog. As most of my readers know we get most of our interesting items during Summer whilst away in our Van in N Devon, where we travel around in both the Car and on our Motorcycles, as well as doing as much walking as our health allows. At home here in Teignmouth S Devon we also try to keep life as interesting as we can. Teignmouth is a Seaside Town as well as being on the banks of the River Teign. So the Coast is all around us.
Today started a bit overcast but cleared around 11 am, we had a little shopping to do so decided while the car was out we may as well use it for a Coastal drive. After 20 minutes in our Tesco at Newton Abott we were on the road. We took the Road from Newton through to Torquay, then aong the sea front to Paignton. We drove along Paignton sea front past the Pier and the Apollo theatre stopping at the western end at the quaint little Paignton harbour. This cosy little harbour is only tiny so is used by mainly local small Trawlers and Crabbers, also small private boats as well. Inshore Crabbing boats are usually only between 25 and 40 ft long and stay quite close to land. This Harbour was built in the 18th century and is very busy in summer.
Below looking over the Harbour toward the Sea front and the Pavillion and Pier.
Do Click on any Picture to enlarge it.
This is Paignton Harbour showing the sheltered little beach and Boats.
Below is the very small sheltered entrance, which is apparently difficult to navigate in rough seas.
After Paignton we set off toward Dartmouth,below looking back toward the Town and across the bay to Torquay.
Below. Just a couple of miles outside of Paignton we took a right turn toward Galmpton, then onto a tiny road heading for Greenway house and Passenger Ferry across the Dart.The picture below is one of the first glimpses of the Dart.
This picture was taken from the small Car Park/Jetty looking seaward. Dartmouth Castle is just around the corner.

A winter view across the Dart estuary, this part of the river is probably 700/800 yards across.
This picture below shows one of the greenway passenger ferry boats, these small 12 seaters are used in the quieter months, there are larger ones for Summer. From here Dart Cruises are available to sight see the River. The Craft for these hold up to around 50 people.
This is the site for Ferries/Cruises.
These next pictures Sue took out of the window on our way back up hill to the main Rd.
For the Caravan/ Campers amongst you there is a very nice site here. We called in even though they were closed and received a warm welcome from staff.They allowed us to quickly view the site and gave us 2009 Brochures and price lists. I have to say here although a few of the pegs are a little sloping, its more than made up for by the stunning River views. Site here
Joke of the day.
An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake.. He
finds his way to a barstool and orders a beer. After sitting there for a
while, he yells to the waiter, 'Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?
The whole bar immediately falls absolutely silent. In a very deep, husky
voice, the woman next to him says,
'Before you tell that joke, Cowboy, I think it is only fair, given that you
are blind, that you should know five things:
1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat.
2. The bouncer is a blonde girl.
3. I'm a 6-foot tall, 175-pound blonde woman with a black belt in karate.
4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weightlifter.
5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler.
'Now, think about it seriously, Mister. Do you still wanna tell that joke?'
The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head, and mutters,
'No...not if I'm gonna have to explain it five times.'


Blogger Winifred said...

Hello there - came your way via Old Lady Lincoln. Love your photos, we haven't been to Devon for nearly 40 years now. Not so good at the driving now. We live in the North East so it's long drive.

Your photos brought back memories of Paignton where we spent a holiday in 1976, that fabulous summer. Previous years we went to N Devon to Woolacombe and Combe Martin. Lovely places.

11:16 am  
Blogger Old Lady Lincoln said...

Hope you'll have weather good enough soon, to once again go camping and boating.

4:24 pm  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

I love the photos and the joke made me chuckle and I'm blonde!

8:21 pm  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi, Old lady Lincoln,Thank you very much for the award, now got to work out who else to pass it on to.
Winifred, Nice to see a new face,please watch this space from next month when we return to N Devon.
Alelamula,Its such a job to find content for blogs during the winter months.
Thank you all for your visit.

9:53 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

One of the many aspects of blogging that keeps me interested in reading blogs, is that not only does one get to know the Blogger, but where he/she lives as well. We can all read books and magazines about other parts of the world, but to look at photos and read the personal descriptions, it is just like we are there with you. Thanks Bob and Sue - you are great ambassadors for your country!

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