The first thing on the ‘to do’ list for Shaldon was to find the smuggler’s tunnel to Ness Cove. It was signposted and easy to find; I think perhaps it would have been well hidden when it was in use for smuggling.
The tunnel was quite long and dark and included steps.
At the end I emerged into the cliff edge where some steps led down to Ness Cove.
Here I am in Ness Cove.
I was a tad worried about going back up again so climbed into the bear carrier.
The humans thought tea and cake would be good. We soon found a cafe.
The carrot and walnut cake was delicious. Yum yum yum….
Across the other side of the estuary is Teignmouth and a passenger ferry takes people there from Shaldon.
I watched the ferry coming into land.
There were quite a few dogs on board but no bears.
When I got on the friendly Captain was very keen for me to sit up by the helm for a photo. During the voyage he told us all about the elderly bears that he had rescued from 2nd hand shops.
Here I am looking at the view.
The Captain gave me a special badge which I will pin onto my Morris dancing baldricks.
After getting off the ferry I got to meet the Captain’s most recently rescued Bear.
There are fishing huts and boats all along the river bank. From there we walked into central Teignmouth.
The humans walked along the coast for a while then back to Shaldon over the bridge.
The Teign estuary looked very tranquil in the winter sunshine.
I do like visiting the seaside in winter and very much enjoyed Shaldon and Teignmouth.
Horace the Alresford Bear 4/1/2020