Steam Trains along the Riviera Line

Steam trains are back on the Riviera Line again this year. It is a lovely sight & sound as they travel through Dawlish Warren and Dawlish and on down the line.
Sometimes we specifically watch out for them at Sandays, but this Sunday it just caught me by surprise as I walked along the sea wall.

Successful Torbay Airshow at the weekend.

Torbay Airshow was once again a huge success over the weekend. Wonderful weather conditions, particularly on the Sunday, made for fantastic displays of skill from the aircraft, and happy times for the spectators. A calm, flat sea was great for children those on the beach as well as those spectators who had taken to boats.

This really is great event with a full afternoon of action on both Saturday & Sunday. Leave the car behind at Sandays and take the train.

Another Hot Bank Holiday Monday at Sandays

It has been a scorcher of a day today with lots of people out & about enjoying it all. Flat calm sea (still very cold though!).
There has been lots happening in Dawlish over the weekend thanks to the Arts Festival. We enjoyed seeing the vintage bikes ride past Sandays yesterday as part of Sunday’s events.
Today was the turn of the Panatical Steel Band who did a great job this afternoon on the bandstand, whilst people and birds tried to stay cool.

3 days left to visit Delamore Arts

There are just 3 days left in May to visit Delamore Arts at the lovely Delamore House at Ivybridge.

Less than an hour from Sandays and a delightful experience. A feast of works of art in a most wonderful setting, and you can spend as long as you like enjoying them. The volunteers do a great job in the cafe too!

The Best Car Ever!

There have been many good things about the Bank Holiday Weekend, not least the fabulous weather! But among everything else we had Lorraine and her fabulous car at Sandays; without a doubt the best car ever.

I don’t think we were the only ones who took some photos!

Dawlish Museum Opens Wednesday 2nd May

Dawlish Museum opens for the 2018 season tomorrow, May 2nd.

We were lucky enough to have a sneaky preview on Monday evening with the Dawlish Rotary Club and would definitely recommend a visit. The volunteers have been hard at work over the winter creating new displays and updating information around the museum. Over the years people have donated both artefacts and accounts of life in Dawlish and the result is a fascinating local history with lots to interest both children and adults. 

Opening times vary so have a look at the museum website to plan your visit.

Green Man Spring Festival

We enjoyed the Green Man Spring Festival today over at Bovey Tracey. A rather grey day weatherwise became technicolor as the street filled with Morris sides and music.

The Green Man and the May Queen lead the procession of dancers and musicians to herald the Spring; winding as they did so past many food & drink stalls!

Fabulous Day to be Out on the Exe

Today was a fabulous day to be out on the Exe, courtesy of Stuart Line Cruises as they celebrate 50 years of cruising the estuary and the coastline. 

Like many of our guests at Sandays, we love a cruise on the wonderful Stuart Line boats and for all “fair weather sailors” it was a perfect day to be out on the water: very warm, calm & sunny.