Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve at home in England . . . . . . . .

The spectacular sunrise from the balcony on our first morning in Torquay yesterday.
The sky was on fire for several minutes, turning the harbour and bay waters many 
shades of pink and mauve.
Torquay Harbour looking across to Brixham.

Later, one tiny passenger ferry arrived from Brixham, the little fishing port across 
the bay, and then the blustery day began.  Winds strong enough to knock one over,
 then rain. . . . . . but hard to use an umbrella without flying away Mary Poppins style!
Yes, English weather can be wild and wet especially here along the coast.
This lovely view is still here this morning, again with brilliant painted skies,
 screaming sea gulls, and I see the little ferry heading over from Brixham.
Much calmer weather is forecast for today but it will be turning colder.

 The shoppers will be making that last run on the shops.
This evening Christmas Eve parties will be in full swing.
Hopefully I can participate despite catching a miserable cold. . . . 
most likely from the ship where several people were hacking
 during the cruise. 

Hope your Christmas plans all work out and that you and your 
loved ones have a wonderful time. 

From beautiful Devon, a very Happy Christmas.


  1. Sounds and looks as though you've found your own bit of Christmas magic, Mary, despite the cold. Get well soon, have a lovely Christmas and an even better New Year.

  2. Merry Christmas dear Mary and Bob. Have missed your daily postings. Looking forward to seeing your Christmas photos now that you are back in England.

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, dear Mary - hopefully without suffering too much from the effects of your cold!
    The sky is stunning; thank you for sharing these pictures with us.

  4. Merry Christmas, Mary! I hope you feel well soon. The view from your window is soul-expanding!

  5. What a spectacular sunrise. Have a very special Christmas with family. I will pray that you feel better and can enjoy every moment. Sending love!!!!

  6. So sorry to hear you caught a cold, Mary. I hope despite not feeling well, that you are able to enjoy the holiday. Happy Christmas to you and your family!

  7. Torquay Harbour is such an incredible place, exp with that amazing sunset! But yes, the weather can always be so windy or wet or what have you. Still though... :)


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