Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Visiting the south coast of Devon


When we were down in Devon a few weeks ago I shared with you our trips to Dartmoor and the north coast. I thought the post would be too long if I also included our visit to the south coast of Devon, to one of our favourite locations the Yealm estuary. 

Newton Ferrers
There are two pretty villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo that face each other across the river estuary. As the tide goes out the two villages are linked together by a path called the Voss, which is always fun  to walk over. As you can see the tide was high so we didn't get a chance to go over the Voss this time! It is such a peaceful location and when the tide recedes the birds populate the mud flats. The sound of curlews always takes me back here instantly.

Noss Mayo
When the tide is in you can always go across the river by boat, or drive along the narrow lanes alongside the estuary.


It was such a beautiful September day and a walk beside the water gave us continuous views showing us the different tones of blue and green.


Sparkling sea

Since returning home the weather seems to have become colder and it feels much more like Autumn, although we have still managed to enjoy some days of blue sky and sunshine. The golden colours of autumn have become more dominant.

Eype beach

West cliff, West Bay


East cliff, West Bay

Even the dogs enjoy watching the sunrise!


  Wishing you a fun week!
Sarah x

33 comments:

  1. Such an interesting and beautiful place. Almost magical in the appearance of the path with the receding tide.

    The flowers are gorgeous!

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  2. What an idyllic spot that little white cottage sits in near to the end of your post - imagine having such a wonderful outlook to admire every day. Gosh Sarah! your seascape really does sparkle - it is beautiful

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  3. Sarah, your pictures make it look like heaven there. Beautiful.

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  4. Beautiful photos of the villages. I imagine that it would be lovely to have a house right by the water. The photo of the dog looking at the sea is just precious!

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  5. What a lovely place to visit. I agree that walking over paths and causeways that get taken by the tide are huge fun, especially when it gets to the paddling stage! Beautiful photos of the coast in the early autumn sunlight.

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  6. Lovely photos - especially the Sparkly Sea one!

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  7. Your Devon holiday looks wonderful. I meant to post on your previous post to say that we have lots of those places on our list to do. Sunrises are so much easier to capture at the moment. One of the blessings of this time of year. Lovely photos as always Sarah. B x

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  8. Oh Sarah, how absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful part of the world. Now that we've returned from France, we are already thinking of our next trip! We've wanted to go to Dorset and Cornwall for years, but the driving really makes us think twice. We are NOT up for the switch to the left! I may write you in a few months for some ideas, if tht is alright? Enjoy the early fall in your beautiful world!

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    1. The West country is a wonderful place to visit. We have the same problem when we drive aboard. You soon get use to devise g on the wrong side and just need to be careful coming out of junctions. I am happy to give you some advice if you decide to venture this way. Sarah x

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  9. Oh Sarah what beautiful photos! We went there last year I think I did a post on it too, we visited Clovelly and Appledore. It makes me realise I need a holiday! Glad you enjoyed it! Have a fun week. Sharon x

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  10. I love the names Newton Ferrers, the Voss, Eype Beach. They are very evocative of an earlier time, although I'm not sure how much earlier!

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    1. The names are evocative of an earlier age. Greek traders arrived in the seventh century BC. Legend has it that they came from Epirus. Sarah x




      .he Greeks arr

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  11. Scenic beauty and mesmerising light!
    Happy autumn days
    Olympia

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  12. Your West and East Cliff photos are stunning, especially the one with the dog watching over the bay. And...you ended with a wonderful autumn bouquet!
    Enjoy the second part of the week,
    regards, Janneke

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  13. You had beautiful weather for your visit to Noss, we go there fairly often, there is a very good circular walk up to coast path with wonderful views along the coast to Plymouth Sound.
    Your West Cliff picture is very evocative, I like it a lot.

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  14. So beautiful and your photographs stunning Sarah!

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  15. I lived in Plymouth, Devon when I was a child, but I cant remember visiting these villages. They are so quaint!

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    1. These villages are quite lose to Plymouth. We like finding beautiful places that are not so touristy. Sarah x

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  16. Wonderful impressions, Sarah! I wish you also a wonderful week, and a sunny Weekend.

    Sigrun

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  17. What a pretty estuary, with two villages facing each other across the water. Some of those houses are awfully close to the water, I hope they don't get floods too often. Lovely clear days for your great photos, what type of camera do you have? I'm thinking of doing a photography course next year...it becomes quite addictive!
    PS Love to see a dog in the post!

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    1. They don't suffer too badly with kids as it is quite a way up the estuary. My camera is a compact digital camara made by Sony with a 18X lens.

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  18. That diamond sea Sarah....that says it all for me.

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  19. Such a stunning part of the country! The sound of curlews calling takes me straight to the North Norfolk coast, another lovely place to visit, and much closer for us. Yes, the season has really changed now and I am thoroughly enjoying it! Your dog is adorable - what kind of spaniel is it?

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    1. It's a friend's dog which I think is a cocker spaniel. Tavi stayed at home that morning so I could concentrate on taking pictures. He can pull the lead suddenly,just when you have a perfect shot! Sarah x

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  20. Oh Sarah, your photos are always so beautiful and make me long to return to the UK. Thank you.

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  21. I love the idea of walking across the Voss. Another place for my list, thank you Sarah!

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  22. One word - BEAUTIFUL!
    Have a lovely friday, take care...
    Love and hug, Titti

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  23. Hi Sarah,

    Love Your post - we attended a wedding at the Dartmouth Marina and I adored all the pretty coloured houses everywhere. The dog watching the sunrise, the sparking water and bouquet of flowers are all beautiful.
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  24. SO scenic! You must feel overwhelmed at times by the beauty of where you live!

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  25. What a beautiful place and your photos are gorgeous x

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  26. A truly fascinating post and your photos are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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  27. i loved looking at these stunning sights and enjoyed the detail about them you shared dear .
    it really looks like a piece of heaven .
    you captured it so well.
    the golden walk is enchanting

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  28. I want to visit!
    Perhaps I may next Spring!

    Beautiful photo's and I loved the colour of the flowers in that last picture too!

    All the best Jan

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