Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday 27th July: Seaton and District

A longer run for a change we drove up past Exeter and took to the coast road, dropping down into Sidmouth, but the place was packed and we couldn't get parked, so on to Seaton where we had no problem.
The first thing we saw was a scaled down electric tramway based on the old London trams
And just round the corner a convenient cafe for Ham, eggs and chips and a cuppa.
When walked across the road to the sea front I was very pleased to see that my memory hadn't failed me and this Seaton (the BIG one) was just as I remembered it from all those years ago, red cliffs, a shingle beach that was shelved, as here
back then lots of fishing boats were drawn up on the shingles, now there is just one!
lots of retired folk here,bathing huts and this couple looking like a 1930's film set
The choice of Bicycles in different colours to decorate a roundabout seemed a little odd
and there were some absolutely gorgeous flowers bordering the road.
and colourful panels on every Lamp standard
Seaton has a very long prom, so i thought a panorama appropriate
Just time for another look at the trams
Then we set off back along the coast road. We couldn't get parked in Beer, but passed through some great countryside with ancient churches
And lots of spectacular thatched cottages like this one
We stopped briefly in Budleigh Salterton where I stopped to take this
Everywhere was so busy that we feel that if we come again it should be earlier in the season before the crowds arrive, but we had had a good day!

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