I have been getting used to new surroundings – new for Blue Mistress that is. No longer the city of Plymouth, but the town of Teignmouth – two ports, different aspects.
We too have wharves . . .
and buildings along the water’s edge . . .
and good pubs.
The entrance is interesting with shifting sandbanks meaning work for the dredger . . .
The sailing is less crowded . . .
Teignmouth is not only a holiday resort but a working port . . .
Vessels negotiate an awkward entrance.
Once in, their presence “alters the shape” of the town.
They continue the long tradition with this as with every other port – looking outwards, trading with other ports, both home, as with Celtic Ambassador, and abroad . . .
I am going to enjoy sailing from here.
(Images by Bill Whateley)