Day out, Dawlish & some fishing
Forecast a hot day, we planned to find a beach hoping it wouldn't be too crowded. We went to Ness Cove, in Shaldon, recommended by a fellow blipper. We prepared for a full day out, leaving at 10 and on the beach by 11.30 after a brief Morrisons stop. Beach shelter, chairs, towels, blankets and books. A nice relaxed day, of mostly reading and a brief dip in the sea to cool off. We didn't get boiling hot weather here, which we were thankful for, just nice and warm and perfect to relax in.
At about 4 we took our bits back to the car and had a walk around the village, but nothing much was open. From there we drove to Dawlish, and gor excellent chips and pie/sausage/steak and kidney pudding from a fish and chip shop here, and sat in the gardens to eat, watching the black swans. I know this is somewhere my nana used to come on holiday. She loved Devon, and I recall her mentioning Dawlish. I can imagine in the 30's 40's right up to the 70s it was very much a traditional seaside town. It still has character but perhaps too many of the usual characters that spoil it.
After our tea we moved along to the end of the town, and the boys are now fishing from the end of this small Cobb. I guess that is what it is called. Mollie and I have brought our chairs and are watching...it began to rain so we have taken shelter but the boys have been determined to do some sea fishing, so we are in no hurry to rush back!
A lovely day all together.