A Sketchbook weekend in South Devon
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We have just spent a really nice long weekend in South Devon, based in Babbacombe where we stayed in the delightful Cary Arms Hotel, right down almost on the shore line at Babbacombe.
Its a good and interesting hotel with very friendly staff and good reasonably priced food too. From our balcony and room we could watch a pair of seals entertaining people on the jetty and the boats coming and going from the bay.
So we had some time for touring around and sketching too. Maybe some of these paintings will become larger works in the studio but I increasingly like to paint these little 9 by 7 inches watercolours that are so quick to do and which I hope capture the lovely places around South Devon.
We found two other very good restaurants too in Torquay and both are well worth a visit. They were The Orange Tree, and The Waddling Duck, where the dinner was really superb.
We used the ferry to go across to Brixham with it colourful houses and harbour.
A trip using the River Dart ferry to get into Dartmouth was great and sitting on the quay there was a great place for another sketch of the river and entrance to the Town.
Straight across from Dartmouth in Kingswear there are more lovely colourful houses so they became a sketch too.
Just down the river is the little town of Dittersham and across from it is the Landing Quay for Greenway, the home until her death of Agatha Christie. We went to see it and the grounds and that was very interesting too.
We also visited Coleton Fishacre, a beautiful Art Deco period house on the coast near Kingswear. No sketches yet but a really lovely place to visit., and we spent a lovely few hours up in Dartmoor with its wild and beautiful scenery, so different for the Devon coast.
So now we are back in Kent with lots of good memories and photos of our time in Devon.
With so many great places to visit in the UK we hope to get to more in the near future
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Posted on August 22, 2018, in Paintings from our travels, South Devon and tagged brixham, Dartmouth, Dittersham, Greenway, South Devon. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.
Super paintings as always. Makes me want to go there!
And you would love the hotel even though the road to it is steeeeep
Lovely as usual and it sounds really interesting! I definitely want to get back to England one day – it’s a beautiful place!
Yes very nice part of the UK
Thanks for the comment nice to hear from you
For somebody who lives in the area I think you’re paintings are a lovely take on it. Thanks for sharing
Thanks you for the nice comment,you live in a very lovely part of the UK
These are gorgeous, I love how you render the higgledy-piggledy houses
Thanks for the nice comment
I am glad you like the paintings