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Wednesday 11th November: Devon Group Day out to Torquay and Teignmouth

This months rail trip saw six of the Devon Group members joined by four L&B Members from Leicester - Sandra and Jim Dandy and Heather and Robert Cross. All regular volunteers at L&B Galas, this week they were having a short break in Devon staying at Rowley Moor Farm.

1. Having obtained a window seat with a table, Jim and Sandra, Heather and Rob accept Dave Drayson's offer of some chocolates for the journey to Torquay.

2. After observing the 2 minute silence at Torquay station, the group pose for the camera.

3. Next it was a bus ride to Babbacombe for a ride on the Cliff Railway to Oddicombe beach.

4. A brief autumnal stroll along the beach with some stone-skimming games which were won by Jim Dandy.

5. After lunch at Wetherspoons, we walked back to Torquay station.

6. Rather than sample the hideous Class 143 Pacer to Newton Abbot, the group wait for the next train to Paignton.

7. From Paignton we then went to Teignmouth where the plan was to enjoy yet more sea air with a stroll along the sea wall. A Cross Country Voyager passes us at this scenic location, whatever the weather or time of year.

Then another pub stop - although most had a coffee - at the new Wetherspoons in Teignmouth before heading back to Exeter and eventually Barnstaple.

Our next trip is scheduled for Wednesday 16th December for a Christmas Lunch at Wetherspoons in Plymouth (Union Rooms). Depart from Barnstaple on the usual 08:43 train, then planned to catch the Cross Country HST to arrive at Plymouth at 11:44. All Devon Group members welcome. Please contact Nigel for further details.

Words and photos Nigel Thompson


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