It was lovely to see beautiful blue skies in Torbay over the holiday period and incidentally not at all what was forecast by The Met Office.
The locomotive is Goliath 5239 and was built in 1924 in Swindon. If you look carefully you might be able to make out that this engine is travelling backwards. They don't all do this, maybe it's to do with drivers vision on this particular loco.
The beach huts were put back along the promenade a week or so ago and owners have been busy painting them and stocking up for the summer season.
Below is a view across to Paignton and the pretty Goodrington Beach where the swans nest in the nearby nature reserve.
Plenty of people out enjoying the water over the Easter weekend and the beautiful blue skies
I saw swallows on the 2nd April at Broadsands and have recorded this with the Woodland Trusts Big Spring Watch
The Torbay Big Wheel is 60 metres high and weighs 365 tons. It has 40 enclosed gondolas and is situated at along the seafront at Torquay. We can see this from our house as it is directly across the bay. It may not look like it but I took this yesterday evening just after they lit the wheel up. Slightly blurry image as it was hand held and from the living room!
There are plenty of new shops and exciting events coming up for Brixham soon, so I hope to be out with the camera to catch it all on camera.
Happy spring watching
Until next time