Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Coastwalk , South West Coast Path

Brixham → Torquay

[pab at Brixham Harbour]

Distance: 8.54 miles
Ascent: 318 metres
Duration: 3 hours 24 minutes

The Riviera
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The highlight of our annual fortnight's family holiday at Gran's in Teignmouth was always the fair. For seven days they'd fill the grass between hotels and prom with all kinds of exciting rides and machines.

Today's walk took us along the prom in Paignton and - what would you know? - the fair was in town. Not the fair of my childhood though. The big wheel, waltzers and dodgems were replaced by JCBs, silage trucks and mobile document shredding vans.

[Not interested]

For the elderly folk lining the benches of the prom however, their 99 Flakes were far more interesting than the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Exhibition. Paignton's not quite the Riviera I remember.

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