For last year’s birthday celebrations we’re in the sunny tourist trap that is Brixham.
Originally a Saxon settlement, Brixham was the landing place of William of Orange and many of the town’s inhabitants, who are descendants of the Dutch army, have Dutch surnames.
At the mouth of Brixham harbour is Breakwater Beach, one of the cleanest beaches on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay.
It’s a scorching hot day to celebrate another year – older but probably not wiser!
Brixham Harbour is located on the southern side of Tor Bay and boasts one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK.
Brixham Harbour is also famous for its development of large sailing trawlers in the early 19th century.
These ‘Brixham trawlers’ had large powerful rigs which allowed them to sail as quickly as possible to the best fishing sites ahead of their competitors and were powerful enough to drag their heavily laden nets back to port.