A selection of photos taken this weekend in Brixham Devon UK. This was to be two days of sailing for my husband my younger son (27) and his partner. And on Saturday they had a great time out in Torbay getting used to the boat. I ventured on to the pontoon yesterday just to take photos and as I am most definitely not a sailor soon went back to dry land.
Wilson waiting on the pontoon
Lots of dogs on the marina this little one is called Rocky he is smaller than Wilsons head.
I have always like this wooden boat
But this weekend I had boat envy and I don't even like sailing.
I am not sure if it is an old boat or a modern copy but we all liked it and it had a sense of mystery to it.(The masts are on the heritage trawlers on the pontoon behind.)
But the downside was that it took 30 minutes for it to fill with fuel.
I did say it was meant to be two days sailing but on Saturday while adjusting the Rudder a small part was dropped in the water OOOOPS ! so that was the end of the sailing until a new part has been sourced.
So R and S had to resort to paddling the canoe.
Joined at one point by Wilson
While all this water activity was taking place I was doing what I like best in Brixham taking photos.
This tiny little fishing port is old and very quaint with fisherman's cottages perched on the hillside and narrow back streets with many a tale to tell of Pirates.
This is All Saints where Henry Francis Lyte was Minister and while here he wrote the famous Hymn ABIDE WITH ME. Next time I am going to look around the graveyard.
Years ago when we were looking to buy a holiday home in Brixham I fell in love with this blue house it is called Compass Cottage but with no parking it was not right for us but i still like it.
A link to Brixham’s fishing heritage.
And a very modern new part of the fishing industry. This is the stair/lift tower for the fish market.
Any UK readers may be interested that airing on SKY ATLANTIC at the moment is a series called FISH TOWN all about Brixham.
Brixham is not a fancy upmarket resort , families stay here for a good old fashioned family holiday.And most of them at one point will fish for crabs and then at the end of the day tip them all back in.
This lady must have been so uncomfortable as it was hot and a lot of the streets are tiled and cobbled.
There was Steam fair in town so the narrow streets were full of engines.
As we had two very full days I am posting this in two parts.
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