Sunday, 17 May 2015

Outing to Babbacombe

Yesterday our sister in law came and we had fish and chips in the garden, and then went to Babbacombe to go along the sea front. It was a perfect spring day with warm sun and a perfectly blue sky which reflected an equally perfectly blue sea.

Here are the pictures I took.

In the first one you can see where the cliff collapsed the winter before last, during those terrible storms we had. A house fell down the cliff.

01 The Collapsed Cliff from Above

02 The Sea from the Sea Front Pathway

03 Sailing Boats from Sea Front Pathway

04 Observation Point

The sea front path.

05 Sea Front Pathway

06 Pansies

07 Babbacombe Statue

The top of the cliff railway.

08 Cliff Railway from the Top

Going down the cliff railway. You can see the other car coming up.

09 Going Down the Cliff Railway

At the bottom of the cliff.

11 The Sea at the Bottom of the Cliff Railway

12 Landing a Boat

The little seaside shop. I love these shops by the seaside, full of flip flops and postcards and beach balls and silly ephemeral stuff – all rather tawdry and cheap, but redolent of hot summer days on the beach, and happy lighthearted holidays, and the sound of children’s laughter as they splash about in the sea, and salt and sand and seagulls.

13 Beach Shop

The yacht club. People coming out of their winter hibernation to start doing what they enjoy best – simply “messing about in boats.”

14 Yacht Club

The collapsed cliff. That end of the beach is closed because it is no longer safe.

15 Beach Closed

Paddling in the sea. They should have knotted handkerchiefs on their heads!

16 Paddling

The bottom end of the cliff railway. The ramp on the left is for pedestrians to enter the station building – it looks a bit as if the train is going up hill! You can see the track for the train behind the ramp.

17 Cliff Railway from Below

Going up the cliff railway.

19 Going Up the Cliff Railway

It always amazes me that plants can grow so profusely out of a completely dry wall.

20 Daisies Growing Out of the Wall

My hubby being theatrical outside the little theatre!

21 N Being Theatrical

Gardens by the theatre. There are flowers growing all along the sea front.

22 Gardens on the Sea Front Pathway

We are so privileged to live within striking distance of the sea, and such beautiful views.


  1. That looks like an awesome day, Shoshi. I'm so glad you were able to get out and about to enjoy it! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

  2. Shoshi - in response to your question to me in your comment on my blog post: yes, you can use any ink. I guess I haven't used distress ink, but I bet it would be great! I might even spritz it with water a bit! Maybe I'll try that soon. Best wishes and prayers to you tomorrow - and every day!

  3. What a lovely day for an outing. Thanks for sharing it with us :)
    I am so grateful that you are feeling well enough to be getting out and about:)


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