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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Exit Shaldon For Exeter

All good things must come to an end. We said goodbye to Neil, Halina, Tom and Shaldon at around 10.00 a.m. Taking the ferry across the Teign, we caught to train to Exeter.

By 12. oo p.m. we'd checked into our hotel and sat for twenty minutes having a mineral water, catching our breath and planning the day...

Then back out into the sun...


We saw one of Barry Stock's friends en route...

I've been to Exeter a couple of times before (once to see Robert Fripp performing Churchscapes) and love the cathedral. Today though we didn't go in but carried on...
into the centre for some retail therapy...



After such exertions food was needed...



Then back out into the sun for another wander



Tonight we're heading to the cinema to watch The Girl Who Played With Fire.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Last Day In Shaldon



This being an anniversary, a bottle of champers was proffered...

A morning prom with Tom...

A final coffee and japes at The Clipper...


After lunch, Debbie and I went out to see that traditional British pastime - two blokes hitting each other with pillows whilst sat on a pole. As you can see, it's very popular round these parts...






Followed by some Shaldon blues...


With the sun having crossed the yardarm once again it was time for champagne and toasts!



Sunday, August 29, 2010

Really Digging Shaldon

This morning Tom hit the beach and started digging. I mean really digging.


Rest was needed after all that hard work...



As Tom dragged himself out of the hole, I put down my book and cup of tea long enough to go out for a wander around the village. In Shaldon there's a better class of litter to be found in the gutter (notwithstanding the fag end)

(by the way the above photograph makes a fantastic bit of wallpaper for your pc /mac desktop).











Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fishing Off Shaldon




With the morning spent wandering around Shaldon, drinking tea, reading the papers and idly chatting, we take a short walk to the beach to watch the pirates of the regatta do their thing prior to catching a ferry to Teignmouth where we rendezvous with our fishing boat.


After the pirate antics we board the ferry...

which has some very friendly passengers on board...

Off one boat...

and onto another...

Good fishing was had with Graham catching the bulk, followed by Neil and Deb. Tom and I came up empty-handed this year. This evening's meal prior to Halina's meticulous preparation.

homeward bound...

After Halina's hard work, Neil and Graham get the barbie on the go as champagne is opened and consumed...


Halina has prepared a feast fit for kings...

with a fabbo cheesecake provided by Linda...





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