Thursday, 12 July 2007

12th - Town Centre

Another overhead view of Torquay, looking inland this time.

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

11th - Harbour Nights

Night time views across Torquay harbour, everything seems to look so much nicer when viewed at night.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

10th - Woodlands

Another pic from Woodlands, the outdoor adventure park in Devon. It is a must visit for any family - great fun!

Monday, 9 July 2007

9th - Princess Gardens

Locals relaxing in the seafront gardens yesterday. Unfortunately due to essential repairwork the place does look like a building site at the moment.

Sunday, 8 July 2007

8th - Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Paddy - 60 today!

Saturday, 7 July 2007

7th - Teign Sailing

A beautiful day today by the river Teign.

Friday, 6 July 2007

6th - Country Walk

A very nice summers walk today in Torre Abbey gardens, the sun has finally appeared - is this Summer at last?

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

4th - D Day Ramps

Another view of the D Day embarkation ramps which were used by the American army in 1945. They have been refurbished of late and the Stars & Stripes now flies permanently alongside them in recognition of the role they had in WWII.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

3rd - Floating Palace

The boat in the background is the largest vessel with a regular berth in Torquay harbour. It belongs to the Palace Hotel and is available for hire if anyone wants to squander a huge wad of cash.

Monday, 2 July 2007

2nd - Fishing

A collection of fishing nets on the harbourside that are used by the few boats that still fish from Torquay.

Sunday, 1 July 2007

1st - Red Day

Today is a photoblog theme day and the theme is red, so here is my daughter having fun on the RED bumperboats at Trago Mills funpark/superstore.

Saturday, 30 June 2007

30th - Trago Mills

This is actually a shop first & foremost, with a funfair in the grounds. I am not sure whether they built the funfair to keep the kids occupied or was it built to drain even more money from people's pockets?

Thursday, 28 June 2007

28th - Torquay Pavillion

Inside Torquay pavillion - this used to be a former theatre but is now a small shoping mall home to twenty or so independant retailers & food outlets.

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

27th - Woodlands

This photo is taken at Woodlands, which is an adventure park on the outskirts of Torbay. Almost no mechanical rides exist here, but the kids love it and it does tire them out.

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

26th - Harbour Walk

A very quiet harbourside today, although many parts of the UK are flooded out we have survived relatively unscathed. It has certainly put off the tourists though.

25th - House On The Hill

The house pictured is perched high above Torquay town centre and the occupants must have superb views in all directions.

Sunday, 24 June 2007

24th - Cafe Culture

People enjoying a drink outside Torquay Pavillion yesterday.

Saturday, 23 June 2007

23rd - Weekend Watersports

People taking advantage of the summer sun on the river Teign. Anyone out there with money to spare? I'd like this here please!

Friday, 22 June 2007

22nd - Harbour Lights

Taken last winter, Torquay iluminations in full swing. Not exactly Blackpool but still quite impressive.

Thursday, 21 June 2007

21st - Clocktower

The clocktower which stands on Torquay harbourside.

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

20th - Torquay Inner Harbour

Looking across the inner harbour towards the Clocktower & Torwood St. The bars & clubs around here are usually packed with stag & hen parties throughout the summer months.

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

19th - Coombeinteignhead

This building stands in the grounds of Coombe Cellars pub & restaurant on the banks of the river Teign - a very unusual design!

Monday, 18 June 2007

18th - Yacht For Sale

Yacht for sale if anyone fancies spending a few hundred grand.

Sunday, 17 June 2007

17th - Ugly Sisters

No, not the two old women walking past in the photo, the three apartment blocks built above Torquay Harbourside. Unaffectionately known as the "ugly sisters", how they ever got planning permission is a mystery!

Saturday, 16 June 2007

16th - Thatched Cottages

This is coombeinteighnhead, a quaint village just outside of Torquay.

Thursday, 14 June 2007

15th - Airport At Dawn

This photo is not actually in Torquay, however I was on my way back there! It was taken at 6am at Newcastle Airport (UK) while waiting for a flight.

14th - Railway

If you look closely you can see the railway skirts right alongside the English Channel here, the views along the line between Newton Abbot & Exeter are among the best in the UK.

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

13th - Harbour Bridge

The new footbridge that connects the north & south piers of Torquay Harbour.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

12th - Coombe Cellars (2)

Another view from Coombe Cellars on Sunday.

Monday, 11 June 2007

11th - Coombe Cellars

This photo was taken yesterday at Coombe Cellars, a delightful pub situated on the banks of the river Teign.

Sunday, 10 June 2007

10th - Summer Sun

A family taking advantage of the summer sun on the slipway at Torquay harbour

Saturday, 9 June 2007

9th - Embarkation Ramps

The Bay Princess leaving for a tour of the bay. In the background you can see Torquay's latest piece of modern art, a white ring circling the harbours edge. You can also see the grade II listed embarkation ramps, which were used during World War II by American troops heading for the D Day Normandy landings.

Friday, 8 June 2007

8th - Vaughan Parade

People enjoying the summer sun yesterday, strolling along Vaughan Parade on Torquay harbourside.

Thursday, 7 June 2007

7th - Retirement Apartments

This view is looking across the inner harbour towards the pavilion and the houses that line the cliffside. The white building at the top centre of the picture is actually retirement apartments, which makes me smile as it is difficult walking up there when you are fit & healthy!

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

6th - When The Boat Comes In...

The "Western Lady VI" about to dock on Torquay Harbourside. She runs half hourly between Torquay & Brixham and is one of many pleasure boats that make a living here in the summer season.

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

5th - Torre Abbey

Another view of Torre Abbey.

Monday, 4 June 2007

4th - Braddons Hill Road

Looking over Braddons Hill Road, down towards Torquay harbourside.

Sunday, 3 June 2007

3rd - Hotels

Looking over the seafront bowling green towards the hotels and apartments that have stunning views across the bay.

Saturday, 2 June 2007

2nd - Sheddon Hill View

A view of Torre Abbey sands as you approach down Sheddon Hill.

Friday, 1 June 2007

1st - Torre Abbey Pond

Unfortunately the pond is devoid of any wildlife at the moment, usually ducks are plentiful. At least it was sunny today though!

Thursday, 31 May 2007

31st - Inner Harbour (2)

Another view of the inner harbour following on from yesterdays post.

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

30th - Inner Harbour

Looking across the inner Harbour towards 'Living Coasts', a sealife attraction with penguins etc. The netting on top is to keep out our scavaging friends, the seagulls.

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

29th - Seafront

Not too pretty a sight today on Torquay seafront, where has our summer gone?

Monday, 28 May 2007

28th - Bay View

Looking across the bay towards Paignton.

Sunday, 27 May 2007

27th - Torquay

Another view of Torquay taken from atop one of the hills overlooking town. The main trading street can be seen, which runs down to the harbourside. Across the bay you can just about make out Brixham, the main fishing port in the South West of England.

Saturday, 26 May 2007

26th - Rock Walk

Rock Walk is a series of pathways that work their way up the cliff face overlooking the main beach. Must have a hike up this week with my camera.

Friday, 25 May 2007

25th - Palk Street

A view down Palk Street on Torquay harbourside. The church you can see has a cross on the tower that is illuminated at night, however it is no longer open to visitors.

Thursday, 24 May 2007

24th - Street View

A view up an almost deserted side street in Torquay.

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

23rd - Low Tide

Torre Abbey sands beach at low tide yesterday. The Princess theatre can be seen on the promenade.

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

22nd - Torre Conservative Club

I really like this building as it differs so much from the usual style of a working mans club. I'm not sure what style of architecture this would be classed as, but the arched windows & doorway really feature strongly.