Fowey

A week by the sea – day 7

With all the COVID-19 restrictions in place we have decided that we will not be taking a holiday this year so now is a good time to delve into the archives and organise a virtual tour of a few English coastal resorts. Welcome on board and enjoy the views! We would normally sign off our postcards with the hackneyed ‘Wish you were here’, but at the moment it isn’t appropriate. You may not wish to be ‘here’. If that’s the case, don’t succumb to temptation of travelling when you know it’s much safer to stay at home.

Day seven – Greetings from Fowey, south Cornwall

The town of Fowey stands at the mouth of the river Fowey. It has long been popular with holiday makers, boat enthusiasts, fishermen, artist and writers including Daphne du Maurier.

So our north-east to south-west journey ends, and the good thing about this virtual tour – we don’t have to drive over five hours for the 275+ mile journey home!

Ferryside was the home of writer Daphne du Maurier
Car ferry over the river Fowey

Sidmouth

A week by the sea – day 6

With all the COVID-19 restrictions in place we have decided that we will not be taking a holiday this year so now is a good time to delve into the archives and organise a virtual tour of a few English coastal resorts. Welcome on board and enjoy the views! We would normally sign off our postcards with the hackneyed ‘Wish you were here’, but at the moment it isn’t appropriate. You may not wish to be ‘here’. If that’s the case, don’t succumb to temptation of travelling when you know it’s much safer to stay at home.

Day six – Greetings from Sidmouth, south Devon.We were staying in mid-Somerset when we took the opportunity to visit Sidmouth, often described as the gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The Esplanade leads to the red cliffs of Salcombe Hill.

Lyme Regis

A week by the sea – day 5

With all the COVID-19 restrictions in place we have decided that we will not be taking a holiday this year so now is a good time to delve into the archives and organise a virtual tour of a few English coastal resorts. Welcome on board and enjoy the views! We would normally sign off our postcards with the hackneyed ‘Wish you were here’, but at the moment it isn’t appropriate. You may not wish to be ‘here’. If that’s the case, don’t succumb to temptation of travelling when you know it’s much safer to stay at home.

Day five – Greetings from Lyme Regis, Dorset

Lyme Regis is popular with fossil hunters – the ammonite street lights are very appropriate. The harbour is called The Cobb and became well known when it was featured in The French Lieutenant’s Woman when Meryl Streep walked along it. It is also mentioned in Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

Lyme 6

Lyme 5

Lyme 3

Lyme 4

Lyme 1

Lyme 2

Norfolk

A week by the sea – day 4

With all the COVID-19 restrictions in place we have decided that we will not be taking a holiday this year so now is a good time to delve into the archives and organise a virtual tour of a few English coastal resorts. Welcome on board and enjoy the views! We would normally sign off our postcards with the hackneyed ‘Wish you were here’, but at the moment it isn’t appropriate. You may not wish to be ‘here’. If that’s the case, don’t succumb to temptation of travelling when you know it’s much safer to stay at home.

Day four – Greetings from Norfolk

We explored the north Norfolk coast a few years ago and enjoyed the area from Hunstanton, Blakeney, Sheringham, Cromer to Happisburgh. And yes, those big Norfolk skies are big!

Big Norfolk sky

Filey

A week by the sea – day 3

With all the COVID-19 restrictions in place we have decided that we will not be taking a holiday this year so now is a good time to delve into the archives and organise a virtual tour of a few English coastal resorts. Welcome on board and enjoy the views! We would normally sign off our postcards with the hackneyed ‘Wish you were here’, but at the moment it isn’t appropriate. You may not wish to be ‘here’. If that’s the case, don’t succumb to temptation of travelling when you know it’s much safer to stay at home.

Day three – Greetings from Filey

Walks along the beautiful clean beach with firm flat sand, views of Flamborough Head, the cobble landing and lifeboat station, Filey Brigg,

Glen gardens. As mentioned in another post, this has to be our favourite beach for walking. Filey

Whitby

A week by the sea – day 2

With all the COVID-19 restrictions in place we have decided that we will not be taking a holiday this year so now is a good time to delve into the archives and organise a virtual tour of a few English coastal resorts. Welcome on board and enjoy the views! We would normally sign off our postcards with the hackneyed ‘Wish you were here’, but at the moment it isn’t appropriate. You may not wish to be ‘here’. If that’s the case, don’t succumb to temptation of travelling when you know it’s much safer to stay at home.

Day two – Greetings from Whitby, North Yorkshire

Memories of the abbey, 199 steps, the harbour, Captain Cook’s statue, the whalebone arch and fish and chips. No visit to Whitby is complete without the almost obligatory fish and chips. Several establishments vie for the title of ‘Best fish and chips in Whitby’, or even the UK. This one pictured is Mister Chips in Church Street but other contenders include The Magpie, Trenchers, Hadleys, The Fisherman’s Wife, Royal Fisheries and dozens more.

You just have to accept that some days you are the pigeon (or in this case seagull), and some days you are the statue.

Bamburgh

A week by the sea, day 1

With all the COVID-19 restrictions in place we have decided that we will not be taking a holiday this year so now is a good time to delve into the archives and organise a virtual tour of a few English coastal resorts. Welcome on board and enjoy the views! We would normally sign off our postcards with the hackneyed ‘Wish you were here’, but at the moment it isn’t appropriate. You may not wish to be ‘here’. If that’s the case, don’t succumb to temptation of travelling when you know it’s much safer to stay at home.

Day one – Greetings from Bamburgh

We start our virtual trip around the coast at Bamburgh castle in the north east of England. It is one of the few castles still in private ownership and inhabited. The photographs were taken on a very brief detour from the A1 whilst driving from Edinburgh to Durham.

The Wise and Foolish Builders. “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”