Sharing more images of places dear to me at home in England. I'm learning to edit on my MacBook so decided to give these photos, taken on my last trip home in 2009, a vintage look - seeing as how I'm now a vintage age!
Rivers played a big part in my early life, mostly for recreation on the weekends. We seemed to spend a lot of time near them, crossing them, admiring, and enjoying them. The sea was at our doorstep so we weren't lacking for watery vistas, but Sunday rides with friends who had motor cars always led to rivers. On Summer days we set up picnics on the grassy areas. We clambered over the rocks along riverbanks, sometimes falling into the water, one time a very close call for me at age three when an uncle pulled me out dripping and tearful.
Sailing at Salcombe - pricey real estate, much of it, Summer homes owned by British celebrities.
Devon has some beautiful river scenery, the loveliest probably being along the River Dart which flows from the high moor on Dartmoor, down to its estuary at Dartmouth.
Late afternoon along a quiet river bank - old arched stone bridge.
Salcombe, a beautiful historic boat building town where views of the Kingsbridge Estuary are spectacular.
Dartmouth, the town at the estuary of the River Dart where Britain's Britannia Royal Naval College stands proudly on the hill. Now slated for possible closure because of defence budget cuts, the 126 acres along the river could be turned into high priced residential real estate, and another venerable institution of learning will crumble and fall. Britannia has been training naval officers since 1863, including the present royals - the Duke of Edinburgh - husband of the Queen, the Prince of Wales, and the Duke of York.
Looking across the River Dart from Dartmouth to Kingswear - boating is a popular pastime in this area.
Later I'll share more images of the lovely town of Dartmouth - steeped in history, it's one of my favorite places to visit when home .
Do you live close to a river?