One of those perfect spring days today, clear blue skies and warm sunshine made even me want to get out and about.
We headed for Torquay harbour . Here is the new boardwalk with the “Ring of confidence” . Not sure what it is supposed to represent - lets go Google it. Nothing!
In this photo you can just see, behind The Harvester Pub, the netting covering The Living Coasts Exhibits which are part of Paignton Zoo. It contains many penguins living “ wild” and other wildlife from around the world’s coastlines. The netting I assume is to stop the other birds escaping.
Here is the new bridge which crosses the harbour and which I think is an attractive addition. It can be raised to allow bigger boats to pass and is part of the project to make the harbour always full, no longer tidal.
I’m not sure what this pile of nets is doing. It looks a mess and there are very few (if any) fishing boats in the harbour. Perhaps it adds some authenticity to the area? Nope.
People enjoying lunch al Fresco whilst they can despite the cold wind.
The clock tower has been given a makeover as has the Art Deco Queens Hotel behind – now apartments.
Here are some well known landmarks especially for Mary and Denise
MACARI’s Coffee Shop where we used to meet and play the Juke Box in the late 50’s.
The Old 400 Club where all the sailors used to go and I was not allowed. ( But I went anyway!)
The Tudor Rose Cafe
Finally, the Georgian terrace known as Beacon Terrace with beautiful iron balconies .