Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Torquay Part 3....

Our last day in Torquay didn't include any excursions, so after breakfast we decided to explore the town centre.   The weather wasn't very good, it wasn't cold but it was raining.  Never mind a bit of rain never hurt anyone did it? Off we went down to the harbour.

The day may have been dull but the boats in the harbour certainly weren't.

I think there's a lot of fishing goes on here.

Torquay is quite hilly

and has lots of shops, pubs, cafe's and restaurants.

Of course we had to experience a Devon Cream Tea in one of the little cafes. I forgot to take a photo but this one borrowed from Google Images sums up what we had.

After spending all day exploring the town we took a few photos of Torbay, which is the collective name for the coast which includes the towns of Torquay,


and Paignton

before hopping on the land train, which conveniently stopped right outside our hotel.

We had time to have a cup of tea and a rest before it was time to have dinner and enjoy the entertainment in the hotel.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Torquay and seeing the surrounding area.  After a good night's sleep, we packed up, enjoyed a substantial breakfast before boarding our coach to set off on the journey home.

I hope you enjoyed our Torquay trip. 


A Lady's Life said...

I love marinas. It is always nice to watch the boats go in and out.
To buy a boat is one thing but then to board it haul it maintain it etc... is a lot of work.
It's like buying a printer today. They sell them very cheap but then charge for the ink to use them. For that price you can have a new machine with the ink at every ink

Gledwood said...

I've been to the English Riviera and thought it was lovely; especially Brixam.

And isn't Torquay where Faulty Towers was set and/or filmed..?

We once stayed in a traditional seafront hotel in Brighton and I'm so glad we did. It was like a relic from another age. Food came up from the kitchen in a sort of miniature lift and when my brother wanted a healthy option the landlady would boom "Prunes for the little boy!" It was hilarious...

Akelamalu said...

I love marinas too Lady's Life, but then I just love the sea.

Yes I think you're right about Fawlty Towers being filmed in Torquay Gleds. Your story about the hotel in Brighton made me chuckle.

Mama Zen said...

What a lovely place!

cheshire wife said...

The sign reading 'Happy hours all day' amused me!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

another lovely trip!

smiles, bee

Banker Chick said...

I'm with Bee. What a lovely break. I will put Devon cream tea on my lists of things to do. We are starting to get settled and hope to do something in the fall even if it is just Branson.

cloudia charters said...

What a spanking red train!

Never knew that it was a regional-type name, as well as the name of one of the towns. Interesting!

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Ron said...

Faaaaaaaabulous photos!

What a charming town Torquay is. Love the shots of the marina. How beautiful!

Once again, m'dear....I always enjoy your pictorial tours because you always make them fun, interesting, and educational!

Thank you!

Hope you're having a wonderful week!


Beach Bum said...

"Happy Hours All Day"

Sound like my kind of place.

Flowerpot said...

I used to work in Torquay so that takes me back, Ak!

Valerie said...

Lovely pictures, they bring back memories. Oh for one of those cream teas right now! I just worked out that it's 50 years since I was in Brixham.

Akelamalu said...

Yes it is Mama Zen :)

Me too Cheshire Wife LOL

It was Bee :)

Devon cream teas are scrumptious BankerChick :0

It was a great train. Torbay is the collective name for the three towns of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton. Slight difference Cloudia.

So glad you enjoyed my tour Ron. Hope you're enjoying Florida!

Mine too Beach! LOL

Hope it brought back happy memories Flowerpot x

50 years Valerie? Is it that long since you've had a cream tea?

Maggie May said...

I love it round that way. Always glad to see fishing harbours and lots of nets. I can almost here the seagulls! Thanks for the trip. Wish I was doing it for real!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Akelamalu said...

I love harbours and nets too Maggie but seagulls not so much. ;)

Mimi Lenox said...

I want to ride on the land train. And what is that castle like building in the middle of the town. Enchanting.

Linda said...

Never mind the Land Train - I want that Devon Cream Tea! That looks delicious, no wonder you didn't stop long enough to take your own photo before cobbling it down!

Jenny Woolf said...

Thanks for the nice visit to Torquay, even in the rain! Don't you start to feel at present that rain is the default position for the British weather right now?

Dianne said...

Happy Hour All Day just jumped right out at me! ;)

I love the marina

Daryl Edelstein said...

i did .. and that cream tea .. oh my .. after that i am sure i would not fit into my clothes!

Akelamalu said...

The land train is fun Mimi and the castle thingie is some sort of monument come clock tower I think.

Oh the Devon Tea was scrumptious Linda and so big we had to take some of the scones back to the hotel to eat later!

You're so right about the weather Jenny :(

Haha me too on both counts Dianne ;)

Too many cream teas would definitely require some clothes alterations Daryl LOL

tony said...

Those Cream Teas!!! I'm Hungry Now!

Lorraine said...

YOU CAME TO TORQUAY!!!!!! And we didn't meet!!!!!! I live 3 miles away!!!!! oh Pearl - really upset now. xxxxxxxx

CrystalChick said...

Shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants! Sounds like my kind of place. Love that little sign, 'happy hours all day'!

Not much into boating, but the photos sure were nice.

Travis Cody said...

I should be taking lessons from you on how to record a vacation. I don't think we took any pictures while we were gone the last 2 weeks.