Daddyhole… what a funny name! According to one website, the origin derives from a natural arch or hole in the cliff which the Victorians named “London Bridge” but which has a much older name – “Devil’s Hole.” In Old English, Daddy was a name for the devil! In some ways I wish I’d never found that out!!
Anyway, today I felt sufficiently better to realise that I was going stir crazy, not having left the house at all for several days. I asked my hubby if we could go out for a while to look at the sea as it was a lovely day, so he took me up to Daddyhole, which is not far from where we live, in Torquay. This is a high-up plateau above the sea, with wonderful views and the air is always fresh. At this time of year there are plenty of wild flowers growing, too.
This is unfortunately no longer in operation and has been turned into a museum.
I love seaside architecture! It’s so light-hearted. Isn’t this a fun terrace of houses painted in their pretty pastel colours.
A most intriguing little archway to the left of the Coastguard Station with a path leading down the cliff.
We found these really weird flowers growing on the cliff top. They look like giant lavender! They were quite large. I have not seen this plant before.
View over the bay.
Looking over the cliff.
Flowers and railings.
Rocks and boats.
I love those three rocks strung out across the sea. Lots of sailing boats out today.
The sky was so beautiful today – I think you will agree that the changing cloud formations are gorgeous. The sky and sea were so blue.
A short, but very pleasant trip out – a change of scene and a breath of sea air. OK, I was knackered when we got home, but it was worth it.
Edited later: Pic of me taken by my hubby. I wasn’t aware of him doing it so I’m looking a bit dozy!
Here’s another pic he took the other day, at Anstey’s Cove, another beautiful bit of our Torquay coastline.