Friday, 12 August 2011

'Ere, we went to South Devon.

As some of you guessed, we did indeed go to South Devon for a great couple of weeks.
In my previous post, the first picture was taken after the boys had parked me in a steamer chair on the terrace of the wonderful Carey Arms on Babbacombe Beach, with white wine and a very good book whilst they spent the afternoon watching Torquay United (??!!) I know what you would have preferred too!!

And the second photo was taken at Salcombe which is an amazingly beautiful place - you would need very strong legs to live or stay at Salcombe as it is so hilly and steep. It looks like the coastline on the south coast of Italy.
Our campsite was very near Stoke Gabriel on the river Dart. Stoke Gabriel is a fab little village with lots going on. We were lucky to be so close. I'll tell you more later.
I'd not been to South Devon for years and had forgotten just how beautiful it is.








We chose well for our holiday in England this year and the weather really good too. I'll show you a couple of gorgeous places we visited tomorrow.

23 comments:

Nic B said...

Wonderful.....

Denise said...

Thanks for this trip down memory lane Diane. All these places were my old haunts and I look forward to the day when I can pay them a visit. Have a great weekend.

Trish said...

Such beautiful photos. I have lovely memories of holidaying in Devon as a child. I remember the sea being beautifully clear and amazing!x

Little Blue Mouse said...

It looks as though you had some good weather, lovely photos.

Lyn said...

your back my friend!!!
looks lovely and you picked two great weeks! I look forward to seeing more photos.
xxx

**Anne** said...

These photos are stunning. I think I've just put another place on my list to visit next year. The coastline, just beautiful.
Thanks for sharing,
Anne xx

Lisa said...

Look at all those zingy blues. All such gorgeous photos.
Looking forward to seeing catching up with all your adventures.
Lisa x

Louise said...

I love that area - I used to visit Devon and Cornwall a lot as a child as I had family that way, but they moved back to the peak district 18 years ago so I haven't been that far south since I was a child.

I have really enjoyed your photos and look forward to seeing more of your holiday!

Gilly said...

I'd forgotten how beautiful that part of Devon is until I saw your photos! Haven't been down there for years. Looking forward to more great photos!

diane b said...

It looks a super place for a holiday.I love the houses all in a row opposite the beach. fancy living there! Steamer chair, wine and a book sounds a fab way to spend a day on holidays.

greenthumb said...

What lovely photos, a very pretty photos

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

To have good weather while on holiday makes it so worth while. Sounds like you had a great time. t'other Diane

Mac n' Janet said...

Looks like you vacationed in a beautiful place! And such good weather, lucky you!

andamento said...

Some lovely photos, it does look a beautiful part of the country. Where is the 3rd last photo of?

Nic B said...

Lovely to see you this afternoon....take a gander at this...
http://www.artichokemosaics.co.uk/index.html

Twiggy said...

Glad you had fun, gorgeous pics. The blue sky and sea is just amazing !
Twiggy x

Sal said...

It's a wonderful place to live! I'm glad you found some gorgeous places to visit!
Obviously I would've chosen to watch Torquay United!!;-)

Lydia @ Twelve said...

It looks lovely....

I think I need to go there too....

Look forward to seeing more.

Lx

Michela said...

Fab pictures!Love the beach huts!
xxx

two bones and a bagle said...

Haha Diane takes one to know one as they say around here. Tee hee. Glad you had a good time. We are off to Cornwally again next saturday - yipee - going to look at your last holiday pics because I seem to remember you went to places we haven't been to before. Take care. Not long til your vintage stall day. Hope I can get across but have feeling I might be working. Debs x

Poppy Cottage said...

Looks like you had a lovely two weeks. Beautiful photos, yet another place to visit. That is what I really like about blogs, reminds one of the beauty that surrounds us in our own country. I spent that day walking around Fingle Bridge in Devon yesterday. Taken out for a walk and a pub meal. I could get used to that!!

Welcome home xx

Jaggerfan1 said...

Man, these pictures make me want to visit England that much more!!! The beautiful countryside outside the major cities, London and its Swinging 60s music spots like Abbey Road Studios and everything!! God, I hope the chance to see London comes real soon.....

Homes and Dreams said...

What fab photos, looks like you had an amazing time. I love that area and we had a great holiday in that area a couple of years ago at a campsite near Slapton (not far from one of your photos) so reading this post reminds me of wonderful times - thank you!