Living Coasts

On Tuesday 29th of December my friend Beryl and myself went to Torquay to visit the Living Coasts at Torquay where African and Gentoo penguins roam freely with  visitors. There are also seals and seabirds. It is reasonably priced and we enjoyed our day and sat near the harbour and ate freshly cooked fish and chips. It was a nice day but quite cold and we were both cold and tired but very pleased with our day out. The link to their website is:

Welcome to Living Coasts, Torquay's Coastal Zoo attraction, Devon

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Paignton Zoo

On Monday the 3rd of October Beryl and I went out for the day to Paignton Zoo. We had a lovely time taking pictures of all the animals, although it was a very tiring day as there is a LOT of walking.
At Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, the animals live in their own habitat zones. There are 6 zones which all represent world habitats, except for Primal where animals from a mixture of habitats live

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Monday 23rd May 2005

Beryl and I went to a lovely place called Buckfastleigh Dartmoor. There we visited a butterfly and Dartmoor Otters Sanctuary. There was also a steam railway next to it as well. It was a lovely day out and we went mad with our cameras. The butterfly farm has some beautiful living exotic butterflies. Also they run a sanctuary for otters. There are also facilities for treatment and convalescence for sick and injured otters. In fact whilst we were there they had a call to rescue an injured otter and had to close early to fetch it. When they are well they are then returned to the wild.

Otter Sanctuary and Butterfly Farm
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Steam Railway
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Saturday 7th May

Beryl and I went to Dawlish today. Although it was very breezy and cloudy the sun came out quite a lot and we had a lovely day photographing the wildfowl in the brook that runs through the town. Dawlish is famous for its black swans, and very beautiful they were. The black swans  were brought to Dawlish from New Zealand by John Nash, who was a Dawlish man who emigrated  but paid frequent visits to the town. The black  swan is the town emblem and has been or over forty years.

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Brixham is an old and historic town In the Middle Ages; Brixham was the largest fishing port in the South West.

My friend Beryl and I had a day there in Summer of 2003.It was a lovely day. We bought fish and chips at lunchtime and sat by the harbour to eat them. They are the best fish and chips I have ever tasted. Of course as it is a fishing town the fish is fresh.



Berry Head

The beautiful headland known as Berry Head is  a National Nature Reserve, but it is also a famous military site where guns were once positioned to defend the naval ships.


The Golden Hind
he Golden Hind Museum ship has been  in Brixham harbour since 1963. It has many thousands of visitors both young and old alike. 400 years after the death of Sir Francis Drake there is still  worldwide interest in this  man and his achievements.

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Budleigh Salterton and surrounding areas

Several photos of Budleigh and the River Otter

Picture on the left is The Birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh.

On the right is part of the Jurassic coastline on Budleigh beach.



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