Topsham beckoned when my friend Sue picked me up from work at 4.15 and the sun was shining. We were just ahead of the rush hour traffic, so 15 minutes later we were parked and walking towards the quay,
where Vigilant is still being refurbished. There’s always plenty to see close to water and Topsham is no exception.
There’s the Lighter inn, for great food and a good range of local ales.The evening is the best time to be on the quay. Look up river,
or down towards Exmouth.
If you’re there for the day, then outside the photo to the left is the Quay Antiques centre which will keep you happy for hours while you hunt for treasure.
Instead we’ve walked along the Strand, past the library with its pretty garden, towards the Goat Walk,
to the glorious view of the estuary, with Exmouth to the east,and and Powderham and Starcross to the west.
As the light changed, we sat for ages listening to the varied calls of the curlews.
Then our tummies began their own howl, so back we went, meandering slowly,
envying the owners of these two gardens,
Wouldn’t they be lovely places for to sit and write or just sit? We sat in the George and Dragon eating pizza!
I t’s been a long time since I’ve joined Jo for a walk, ten months for a real one, even longer since I’ve shared a virtual one. This is more of a short pootle than a walk, but she would love it. I was also thinking of Becky, because she loves birds and this part of the world.
PS, please forgive my absence, I’m having an extra crazy time!
19 thoughts on “Last Thursday”
Oh this is beautiful, and I love the sound of curlews. I’m very envious that Sue didn’t pick me up too!
She wouldn’t mind at all, she’d tell you the birds in her cottage garden 🙂
You’re continuing to put forward a very strong case for your lovely area 😊
Imagine if I tried!
If it was totally down to me I’d be with you already!! It’s currently between you and Tish’s part of the world!
Go to Devon! You won’t have the coast or the same bird life in Shropshire or Herefordshire.
Ooh good persuasive thoughts, I will use these when we next discuss 🤗
What a lovely excursion! I’m enchanted with it all.
Ten months! Sad face 😦 😦 It was great though, wasn’t it? Thanks for thinking of me, darlin, even though you are extra busy. I dread to think how busy that is!!! Craft stuff for Easter? Anything happening with Lindy yet? Have a wonderful long weekend ahead! Becky will tell you how much there is to see around here right now 🙂 🙂
Oh, brilliant….brings back memories of wanders around Topsham nearly two decades ago
Oh… what a pleasant walk! Lovely gardens. 🙂
These are beautiful photos of your walk. I enjoyed looking at them.
I only have to see the coast to remember why I live down here. Your part of the world is also truly delightful.
So good to know there’s evening tranquillity in your crazy time. It’s such a different scape from any I’m experiencing here. The light in the last few is wonderful. I hope your Easter break is calm – mine is two days of music at the Four Winds festival, billed as Beethoven in the Bush, and six days of a visit from my friend Annette. We may write!! And we’ll possibly talk.
What a lovely walk, Gilly. Those two gardens are in prime position and must be the envy of many passers by..
Nice photos. 🙂
Lovely walk, Gilly. I felt I was there with you. xx
Ahh bless you darling, it was just a gentle pootle 🙂