Remember when I visited Teignmouth way back during the cold and rainy winter? Well I vowed then to come back in the summer, and when I awoke bright and early on an equally bright Thursday morning, I could think of nothing better to do. So I woke up my ever-patient companion (to his delight) and off we set to the train station. Thirty minutes later, and we were welcomed to a lovely little seaside town on the best kind of seaside day.
Rory has an aversion to sand and the tide was way in anyway, so we sunbathed for a while at The Den, which is basically a park just across the road from the seafront.
Then it was time for one of my favourite summertime activities, mini golf. I only ever actually play this about once a year and in the long, long time between each trip I always convince myself I am the Tiger Woods of minigolf, so it’s always a surprise to me when I am horrendously, unbelievably bad. By about hole 7 we’d given up counting how many tries it took me to get the ball in…
After a break for a 99 (which cost £2! what?!) we decided it was high time we actually went to the beach, which had reappeared now the tide had gone out a little.
We had a little paddle before doing a spot more sunbathing, and eventually caught the train home feeling hot, happy, and more than a little sunburnt, for an evening of Dominos pizza and watching England crash and burn their way out of the World Cup. I’m glad I finally got to see Teignmouth in the sunshine (although have to say I still prefer Exmouth beach!) – and over the last few days I’ve been doing lots more getting out and about in this gorgeous weather, so stay tuned for more Devon adventures!
(PS – excuse me while I play around with my layout! I’ve got the summer itch and just feel it’s time for a new look…)