Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Back in Dartmouth

On arrival back in Kingswear we caught the lower ferry back across to Dartmouth and had a final wander around before catching the bus back up to the campsite for the evening.

Although the weekend was mainly wet it didn't stop us having a good time away again.

We now have a 3 week wait for our next trip - a week in the beautiful (dry please!) New Forest in Hampshire.

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway - the return leg

After meeting up with friends and family for a pub lunch in Paignton, and a walk afterwards, we headed back to the station to catch the train back to Kingswear.

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway - on the train to Paignton!

We managed to get a 'posh' little carriage to ourselves on the outward journey to Paignton.  Whilst sat at Kingswear station ready to leave we had one of those heavy showers so the first few photos of our journey were taken through the train window (complete with raindrops!).  For most of the route the rail track hugs the coastline and even when it's not sunny the coves and scenery along the line are stunning.

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway - Kingswear station

From Kingswear station we caught the steam train to Paignton.....it's Paddy's favourite thing to do on his holiday!!!!

Lower Ferry Dartmouth to Kingswear

After our shower-free wander (!) we caught the lower ferry from Dartmouth over to Kingswear, as foot passengers, to enable us to catch the steam train to Paignton for the day.

Saturday Showers in Dartmouth

After a night of very heavy rain there were signs of improvement on Saturday morning, so after breakfast we caught the park & ride bus down to Dartmouth where we had a walk around while it wasn't raining!