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The English Riviera

Totnes and Torquay

Following our morning in North Huish, we headed to the coast known as The English Riviera. Stopped for lunch in Totnes, delicious homemade soup and bread unfortunately served by a very bad-tempered young man who needs to get a different job! Most of the customer service here has been friendly, so this was our worst in the UK so far. Totnes has steep narrow streets with interesting boutique style shops eg saw one specialising in harps. An unexpected find for Doug was a perfect example of a motte and bailey castle.
On to Torquay, where we enjoyed a walk along the pier and delicious ice creams made with clotted cream A lovely warm sunny afternooon and it all looked picture perfect. The weather overall has been cool, although we haven't had a lot of rain. The locals are all commenting that it has been a colder than usual spring and many of the plants are several weeks behind in their flowering.

Torquay

Torquay

On the pier at Torquay

On the pier at Torquay

Doug relaxing on the pier

Doug relaxing on the pier

Totnes Castle - mottte and bailey

Totnes Castle - mottte and bailey

Totnes street

Totnes street

Pastel houses, Totnes

Pastel houses, Totnes

Posted by prosie 14:13 Archived in England

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Totnes is where Walton & I spent nearly a week as our base for North Huish/Exeter/Dartmoor etc. Remember the steep street. Looks as if you missed the spring in Devon my grandfather apparently never forgot.

by Ken Holmes

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