Friday, 28 March 2014

Brixham Marina In Still Weather

We have had such beautiful weather recently. I took a walk down to the marina on a sunny and wonderfully still morning and took a lot of photos. 
I'm warning you now that there are a lot of boats in this post!


Sadly the adverse weather has put an awful lot of tourists off making bookings in the South West. Figures show a fifty percent reduction on last years bookings. 



Yes, we have some damage here and there, and the railway line repair is almost finished, but the South West is definitely back on track for the tourist season.


The fishing industry is to receive money to help with lost fishing gear and damage to boats and equipment. More help is on the way allowing quotas to be carried over, which means our fishermen can catch more to make up for lost weeks and months during the storms.



I thought Brixham looked particularly beautiful on the morning of my walk



The storms seem so long ago now and tourists have been spotted arriving



I just love the reflections in the water


Now, I'm attempting to be artistic here....so no laughing please! I have walked along this part of the marina for years and somehow never really noticed all this old ironwork.



This one below is my favourite



The Pilot Boat Celia T was busy this morning and came into the harbour to help out a fishing vessel




The Olive-C from Plymouth moored up at Brixham




The Pilot Boat has now attached itself to the fishing vessel and is taking it out of the harbour


I walked all the way round the harbour and it was so peaceful


It's now been a year since I started this blog and the time has flown by. I have really enjoyed the experience and meeting and getting to know all the lovely people who follow and comment 
on my posts. Thank you all so much for following along. I hope the next twelve months will be just the same, with plenty of new things to photograph too.


Have a great weekend in the warmth that is predicted, we've just had a couple of days of very cold north easterly winds and heavy rain showers.

Until next time, take care and happy blogging
SeagullSuzie

30 comments:

  1. It does look at its best in that brilliant light and the reflections, as you say, are really lovely. Such a pretty place :-)

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    1. Thanks CT. I took these photos a few weeks ago on one of the first lonely morning walks without our dog. It was a nice distraction, but most of all a beautiful morning in Brixham.

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  2. Love all your bright sunny photos from Brixham, and the artistic reflections of the boats on the sea. Having just visited I can vouch that there are no problems for tourists in the South West everything looks as good as usual. I am shocked that bookings are 50% down, so if anyone is thinking of visiting, and holding back, don't, please go.
    Congratulations Suzie on your first blogging anniversary.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary, we were out and about this weekend and there were plenty of people visiting, I really hope visitor numbers increase soon or our lovely bay will suffer terribly after a great season last year.

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  3. Love your ironwork and your reflections! x

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    1. Thanks Em, I have no idea why I didn't see them before, but it might have been because of the dog, as this bit has so fence or wall protection from the water, so I didn't go that far.

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  4. As I viewed your photos I got the smell of the sea Suzie, so thank you for that.

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  5. The reflections in the water really are lovely, you are taking some great photos with that new camera. And many congratulations on your year of blogging, the first of many I hope.

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    1. Many thanks Jessica, I am getting really comfortable with the camera. Of course it does lots more than I need, but the wide angle and landscape setting is very good. I can't believe it's twelve months since I took my first photo for the blog.

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  6. Great photos again and time flies doesn't it? I for one am very glad I discovered your blog and can browse some of my old haunts. I see the Golden Hind is still moored there. And I do love your ironwork photos as well. Wishing you a great weekend :)

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    1. I'm so glad it makes you feel 'at home' Denise. Yes the Golden Hind is quite a popular attraction and looks good in the inner harbour too. It has featured in a number of TV shows recently.

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  7. I haven't been to Brixham for years, think I must visit this summer!
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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    1. Well if you are passing through let me know and we can have a cuppa.

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  8. Beautiful photos - did you use your new Panasonic? I love the ones with all the ironwork :)

    Congratulations on your first "Blog Anniversary" - I have so enjoyed reading your posts and seeing your photos. I look forward to the next year :)

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    1. Thank you very much. Yes that was the Panasonic Lumix I used, a very versatile camera to have on a walk about. There is still so much to see and do, so hopefully I will manage plenty of new posts in 2014. Now I know more about the Fulmars and where they nest I'm planning a visit along the coastal path to capture them in flight...but I'll need to use the Nikon for the best speed shots. They are busy flying in and out of the coves along the path.

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  9. The reflections are beautiful. It does all look very calm.
    Congratulations on your first year of blogging! I loved your posts and look forward to more!

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    1. Thank you Wendy, we have had some very calm weather recently and it feels so nice! I hope to bring you lots more from Brixham and the surrounding areas, still not been to Greenway House or Coleton Fishacre.

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  10. LOVELY photos - and those reflections. I can't understand people avoiding the West Country for holidays this year. What do they think will happen - floods, storms or Trench Foot?!

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    1. Many thanks, I did love the reflections that morning and it was so peaceful. After such a great year last year, it seems such a shame that people are staying away. There are plenty of campaigns to say 'we are open for business' so I hope it works.

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  11. Well first of all congratulations on your blogaversary, I look forward to reading more from you over the next year. Your photos are beautiful - iron work and all - and with the sun shining on the buildings, boats and water, it looks as though you could be in the Mediterranean in the summer! Absolutely beautiful!!!! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy. Can't believe a year has gone by already. I've met lots of interesting people through this blog, both fellow bloggers and people here in Brixham when I've been out taking photos, so it's been a terrific time for me and something I have loved doing.

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  12. Hello Suzie,

    Brigham does indeed look stunningly beautiful as captured by your images. The reflections in the water of the fishing boats are particularly pleasing. Calm after the storms indeed.

    And, how we are reminded of how the forces of Nature can affect fragile economies and the lives and livings of ordinary people. For us in our Herefordshire days, Foot and Mouth disease brought havoc to rural businesses, many of which never recovered.

    Well, you are certainly doing your best for travel tourism in the South West. With photographs such as these to tempt visitors, how could anyone wish to stay away?

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    1. Thank you Lance and Jane, the breakwater has given us such good protection, as it should do, but even it was damaged in the non-stop storms. We have had such a lovely period of calm seas, and hardly any winds, it's been so enjoyable.
      A lot of boats and buildings are being painted now-this is always a busy time for out local economy to spruce everything up, buildings need painting almost every year!

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  13. Happy 1st anniversary to your lovely blog! I have really enjoyed seeing beautiful Brixham. Wonderful photos as always and I am especially pleased to hear that the tourists are returning. Long may the glorious weather continue!

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    1. Many thanks Sarah, oh it certainly does feel like summer is coming, the trees are beginning to green up and the birds are busy making nests. As my husband says, every time you go out for a walk, it always feels and looks different.

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  14. Brixham does look so beautiful in your pictures. I recognise the stillness of the water that I have captured in Weymouth but not around the harbour as there is always so much going on. The water looks so still and like glass. Sarah x

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    1. Thank you Sarah, I love the stillness, the constant wind can sometimes make you feel very agitated I think. It's been the calmest period we've experienced for a few years really, but at least it's quite mild.

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  15. Beautiful photo. Brings back happy memories of many childhood holidays in Brixham.

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    1. Hello Jeremy and thank you for your kind comments. Happy to report the families are still coming and it's just lovely to see children out in the fresh air, they still go crabbing over the marina wall.

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