Day 4: Dartmouth, Stoke Fleming, Slapton Sands, Dartington
As the weather was sunny, we decided to have a look at Dartmouth and we were particularly impressed with the exotic gardens in the town. From there we had a quick stop at Stoke Fleming for a tasty crab sandwich before driving on to Slapton Sands, a three-mile strip of single beach. Behind the beach is Slapton Ley, the largest natural freshwater lake in Devon. The early evening was spent at Dartington listening to a concert. The evening was spent in the local pub enjoying a delicious meal.
A family trying to catch crabs
George examines a cannon.
The ferry to Kingswear on the other side of the Dart estuary
This cannon looks as if it is aimed at Kingswear.
Looking from Bayard’s Cove Fort to Kingswear
A row of old houses, home to the local museum
A small garden in the centre of the town, …
View of the garden looking towards the estuary
Pub lunch at the Green Dragon, Stoke Fleming
Slapton Sands. George surveys the miles of beach.
Slapton Ley, a large fresh water lake
A walk between the sea and Ley
The quad, Dartington Hall
The Great Hall, Dartington
The house, just visible through the trees
Evening meal in the local pub at Ashprington
Stile Antico – Christe qui lux es et dies