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Devon Group Trip, November

The L&BR Devon Group took a rail and ferry trip to Shaldon on Wednesday 19th November:

1. Using the excellent value Devon Day Ranger, nine L&B members and Devon Group volunteers travelled from Barnstaple to Exeter, then onto Plymouth. The gang pose as a Truro-bound (terminating there because of engineering works at Hayle) HST departs from Plymouth, before setting off for Newton Abbot and Teignmouth.

2. A short walk to the harbour at Teignmouth.

3. The plan was to 'experience' the small Teignmouth-Shaldon ferry. The gang wait to board the ferry.

4. All ready for the short but choppy sailing across the River Teign estuary.

5. Alighting the ferry onto the beach at Shaldon.

6. An excellent lunch was had by all at the Ferry Boat Inn, Shaldon.

In the afternoon, as the weather deteriorated the plan included a bus to Torquay, a train to Paignton, then the train back to Exeter for another drink (beer or coffee!) at the Wetherspooons Imperial.

Our next trip is Wednesday 18th February, which will probably be a trip to South Devon Railway. All welcome. For further details, contact Nigel Thompson


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