DEVON - PAGE 1 - 14/09/03


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.

To see the other pages from our visit click on the links. Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6.

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.


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Images Copyright Nicky Griffiths 2003-