West Country Wanderings . . .

I have gotten a little behind with the blogging again . . . Oh dear.

I had a bit of a set back “recovery wise” and I was getting an awful lot of pain last week, but hopefully I have picked up again now after a lovely few days spent in Devon with my most long-standing school-friend and her husband. (She doesn’t like me using the term “oldest friend” and she will be reading this !)

I didn’t have time to paint, but here are a few photos to share with you. Definitely inspiration for future watercolours.


Topsham – a very pretty town on the Exe. It had been a thriving port since roman times and, following the downturn in the last century, is now dependent on the boating fraternity and holiday makers.

There are many Dutch style houses in Topsham dating from the time when Topsham was an important cotton port. Many of Topsham’s houses are built using dutch bricks which were brought over as ballast from Holland  – to where the wool and cotton from South-West England had been exported.  AND I found a lovely shop selling artists materials.


Killerton – National Trust property close to Exeter.



Dawlish Warren and view to Exmouth


Powderham Castle – from across the deer park


2 thoughts on “West Country Wanderings . . .

  1. The same practice occurred in Crail in Fife. Many of the houses have similar facades to the ones you show in Topsham. Hope the recovery picks up from now on.

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