Thursday, 24 September 2009

Bucolic Time Wasting

I am remembering last week when we had a few days of blissful Autumn-tinged old-fashioned adventure.

Although, you wouldn't really think it was mid September on the beach last Thursday!



We spent the day at Exmouth, I haven't been there for a long time.



But I loved it, it's practically pickled in the past, with plenty of old-fashioned seaside charm.





We picked mussels from the shoreline and ate them for tea..



We pootled around in swan boats - a beautiful black swan boat to be exact.



And walked around the shops, I was particularly taken by this window display. If you look carefully, you can spot me!



I spotted this on the way back from Exmouth. I really want to go up in it. It's like a stationary hot-air balloon. Weirdly modern yet retro.



The next day, we took a steam train to Dartmouth.









Doesn't this cafe on the station look wonderful? Straight out of the late 1940s.





I found a new love, giant ice cream cones! Three in two days!



We walked through woods, by canals, and fed swans (no beautiful black ones though sadly.)





I'll have to store these days up in my memory, like a squirrel storing nuts for the winter...

14 comments:

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Beautiful pics nath.

Laura said...

This looks completely perfect Nath, and how cute does Iris look in her brown jumper.

littlebyrd said...

I did spot you in the window! This looks like such a nice time - very cute photo of Iris!!!

Amanda Nicole said...

Such gorgeousness! We're having unseasonably warm weather here too, with lots of people at the beach :)

Leigh said...

How fun! I love that balloon picture! And those big ice cream cones, perfect.

Top Bird @ Wee Birdy said...

Love your photos, what an idyllic weekend. That window of mannequins is brilliant, but I really loved the swan boats. Amazing! xx

Laura said...

Just found your family photo on the Dos Family blog. Hang on I thought, I know that sweet girl with the fringe and lo it was Iris. Very cute photo indeed.

artemis said...

Love your photos, I love the way some seaside places are stuck in the 50s! I hope they never change x

bad penny said...

How lovely.

Hannah said...

love the pics! i love big ice cream cones too!

kirsty said...

I always loved the dunes at Exmouth and the other beach photo has to be Torbay somewhere - the reddish sand is a dead giveaway!(I grew up there and miss it!)
My favourite pic is the red buckets - fab!

St├ęphanie said...

Sweet pics !

Natalie said...
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Natalie said...

Such a lovely little tale - real swans and paddle swans, and to top it all off, some delicious red currants! (Very exotic here in Aus).