Monday, December 28, 2009

Kingsbridge + Slapton Sands + Dartmouth

This, the first full day of our holiday in Devon was devoted to tourism in the South Hams (the coastal area between Plymouth and Torbay). A bitter wind from the south kept excursions brief between trips to tea rooms.

Beryl Seel on the beach at Slapton Sands

Slapton Sands was the scene of a famous catastrophe. Rehearsals for the D-Day landings were ambushed by German motor torpedo boats with dreadful loss of life. It was all hushed up, the Sherman tank memorialised below a recent find dredged from the sea.

Sherman Tank memorial at Slapton Sands

Clare in the wind at Dartmouth

OK for people though ...

Clare at Kingbridge

Is this a seagull which I see before me?

... Tomorrow we do the Eden Project.