My Original Home Town
"Torquay Sea Front"
The gardens next to Torre Abbey Meadow look nice throughout the year - even in the winter the weather can be bright and sunny, although it is brisk and a bit chilly!
Well I've made a start and looking at what I've done so far I feel that I've alot left to do. There is so much more so write about and I haven't started to think about the areas close by like Brixham, Dartmouth, Salcombe, Totnes and the South Hams. Hoepfully someone else has made some effort with these places! When I do get around to building these pages - have a look at my Devon page where I will hopefully put an overview.
"Home at Christmas"
Torquay is where I was born and brought up until I left for University at the age of 18.
Torquay is a sea-side town in South Devon, well known for its tourism in the summer - it does get quite lively.
In the winter it is a quieter place, however at Christmas Torquay does have a good display of lights and a festive spirit.
This year I took my Mum to the midnight mass carol service at Cockington Church.
Cockington is a "must visit" area so please have a look at the tips located on my Devon page.
"Back for a couple weeks in the Summer, 2006"
I have escaped from the US for 3-4 to see family and friends. Of course I have been visiting Torquay and Devon for a couple of weeks to see my folks and family.
Here is a picture of the main beach in Torquay during the evening. It's very pleasant being in Torquay in the summer because of the late setting sun. It's still reletively light upto 10pm - very different from where I am in Houston, Texas when it's getting dark by 8pm. The sun sets so slowly here as well, not like the rapid "blink and you'll miss it" in Houston!