Brixham Port seemed very busy today. Plenty of boats coming and going under a cloudy looking sky.
Quite a lot of fishing boats under repair along the harbour
I thought these three looked lovely together, like matching luggage
A lobster pot sculpture along the marina, this is just the top one, as there are three pots filled with rope and netting with beautiful metal sea creatures attached
A look across the bay to Torquay from Breakwater beach
A little further along and the sun is really starting to shine
Living on the edge. Although they have great views I'm not sure I could cope with my house clinging onto the rocks like this. Imagine dropping your garden trowel.....splash....sink!
One of the many magnificent sailing ships in Brixham
A little bit more from our wonderful Pride in Brixham Volunteers
Their latest Garden along the marina-it's just finished and brilliant!
Shoalstone Seawater Pool
Great artwork along the back walls, scales, serpents and fish all mixed up
Here is the pool emptying back into the sea after high tide
And a couple of better photos looking out to sea
Then looking back across to Brixham from the pretty recreation and park area above the pool
The Great Gorilla Project
Celebrating 90 years of conservation at Paignton Zoo, the Great Gorillas Trail has been aimed at engaging the public with a mass art project of 30 life size painted gorillas positioned at various locations. The English Riviera has been home to 19 of the gorillas. The worlds most endangered species of gorilla is the Cross River gorilla. This exhibition is to help raise awareness and funds to protect this animal from extinction. There are only about 300 left.
Here in Brixham we have had Nacho at Shoalstone Pool and Bob at Brixham Marina, when you get up close it's quite amazing being able to feel how big they really are.
Here is Nacho looking out to sea at Shoalstone
Bob protecting Brixham Marina
Herbert outside the entrance to Paignton Zoo
The trail ends on Sunday 13th October and the gorillas will all be available to see at Paignton Zoo from 18th to 20th October, just in case you're in the area. If you'd like more information on the project take a look at the website. On 6th November they will be auctioned. I wonder how much they will be? I'd love one in my garden!
I hope you have enjoyed this little walk around Brixham with me on a warm, almost sunny morning in October and the information on the gorillas. Enjoy your weekend.