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The Teign is a river in Devon and is 50km long rising on Dartmoor. It becomes an estuary just below Newton Abbot and reaches the English Channel here at Teignmouth. The river-name Teign is attested in an Anglo-Saxon charter of 739 where it appears as Teng. The name is pre-Roman relating to the Welsh taen meaning 'sprinkling', and means simply 'stream'. So there!

...............and Mongo has now died at the age of 22!

Yeah Dave, the camera which went kaput in Croatia went kaput again and now it's gone back to Currys! So for Devon this week its the other camera with our phones as backup. I'm amazed how good the phone photos are! Four castles on the list for next week.

OK Dave, have a gander at my Someries Castle shot. Carol & I climbed over a wire fence to get in the field behind the castle and only when we were snapping away did we notice a bull in the field eyeing us up for supper! Needless to say we high-tailed it out of there sharpish! The joys of photo-taking!!!

This short ferry ride, 5 minutes, removed the need to drive around 30km of road along the northern coast of the Bay of Kotor thereby reducing the travel time between Herceg Novi and the towns of Kotor, Tivat and Budva for example. We went to Budva and then on to Kotor before returning via coach and the coastal route! As stated above!!!

Gallivant; "To go around from one place to another in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment" Er, may not have been the right word after all!!!

Gotcha'...Geoff... thanks'..:-).. we walked by here last year...and some of the lads were out sitting on the wall.../...When away...I am always tempted to go over and introduce myself as an ex-ff...but again, as usual I chose not to....

Gotcha'....'Herb'...Great !!....we will probably be visiting again next Summer../..Cor blimey !.. we could end up with a 'Panoramio' gathering of hundreds !../...Btw... last January.. we recommended this resort and hotel to a couple we met in Madeira'...they must have trusted our judgement - as they chose to visit..and amazingly we saw them, as they picked nearly the same weeks as us !..what a coincidence .eh'.....Cheers from Dave.

The Gothic-renaissance Franciscan monastery and church with bell tower lie at the foot of St. Rocco hill on the western peninsula of Cavtat. The monastery and church have a turbulent past: first it was destroyed in the 1667 earthquake, later in 1806 it has been robbed by the Russians and Montenegrins; from 1807 to 1825 it was used as storage; since 1839 the monastery housed a health department, a customs office, a post office and a port authority. In 1958 it was home to the builders of the Racic family mausoleum and finally since 1984 the church and monastery are listed as a monument. Various works of art can be seen on the main altar. They represent the small steep streets of Cavtat, summer houses and gardens at the waterfront. In the 20th century Vaho Bukovac painted a panorama of Cavtat in the lunette between the church aisle and the apse.


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