DEVON - PAGE 1 - 14/09/03
(SLAPTON SANDS/SLAPTON LEY/TORCROSS/DARTMOUTH CASTLE)
Apologies for the lack of recent updates, the reason is we have been in Devon for the past week (06/09/03 - 13/09/03), staying in the South Hams area of the County.
|Left and centre photos show Blackpool Sands located south of Dartmouth, right photo shows a Sherman amphibious tank, lost when Americans carried out D-Day training in Start Bay in April 1944, it was salvaged in May 1984 and stands as a memorial to the 749 soldiers and sailors that lost their lives when German Torpedo Boats intercepted the Excercise Tiger convoy.|
|Slapton Ley Nature Reserve shown above is the largest freshwater lake in South West England. The A379 coastal road that runs between Dartmouth and Kingsbridge sits on a narrow shingle ridge that separates the lake from the sea at Slapton Sands. Right photo a scene from the small village of Torcross, at the southern end of Slapton Ley.|
|More scenes from Torcross, Slapton Sands on the left with the Torcross Apartment Hotel the blue building in the background.|
|The shingle at Slapton Sands, someone has been artistic with the pebbles! Next we visit Dartmouth Castle run by English Heritage, located at the entrance to the Dart Estuary.|
|Stained glass window in the church at the castle, St Petrox, and scenes across the Dart, looking towards Kingswear on the other bank.|