Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Devon weekend - part one

This last weekend I took a birding trip down to South Devon with my friend Jane. We birded on the way down to where we were staying overnight at Brixham. There were no picturesque photo opportunities on the way down so these first photos were taken Saturday evening at Berry Head which is a promontory overlooking the town of Brixham. We were staying with a friend of Janes who co-wrote the book Where to watch birds in Devon and Cornwall (a great resource if you're thinking of birding either of these two counties). This first photo is taken from Berry Head looking north towards the town of Torquay. This is the view of the coast facing south toward the distant promontory of Start Point. The next morning, we set out reasonably early to get down to Prawle Point, the southern most tip of Devon. On the way, we had to take the car ferry across the River Dart at the pretty town of Dartmouth.If you look at a map of this area, you will see that the ferry at Dartmouth saves a very long detour to get across the river by road.This is the view across the River Dart showing part of the town of Dartmouth. At the top of the hill on the right you can just see the Royal Naval College. (click any of these photos to enlarge).This was the view as we crossed over on the ferry.The next post will show the beautiful coastline at Prawle Point and some of the birds we saw there.


Eve said...

Beautiful Jenny! This is so exciting! I love that first shot...but they are all great!

Rural Rambler said...

Jenny great post! The picture of Dartmouth(I always forget to click)enlarged is awesome. That is one seriously cool photo, it just hits me. Hmm, a part one. I love your series posts :)

Chris said...

Hi Jenny,
Looks like you gonna offer us a nice serie of pictures! I'm eager for the rest of them.

Quiet Paths said...

Jenny, that coastline shot is to die for. I could sit there all day. Wonderful trip. So glad you were able to go. This post made me smile.

Jenny said...

Hi Evie, don't get tooooooo excited will ya? I would have way tooooo much to live up to! (-:

Hi RR, Just part two to come on this one I think, although there are more photos in this next post.

Hi Chris, I hope you like the rest!

Hi Christine, the place in my next post, you'd die for even more I think. I would be sitting there all day next to you! (-:

Mary said...

Love the coastal views. That ferry ride looks great. I love being around water. I guess that is why living in the southwest would not appeal to me.