Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".






Thursday, 30 May 2013

A room with a view

Her wot must definitely be obeyed.. ..... I.e. my mother-in-law came to stay for a few days and she wanted to go visit Brixham. Still a major fishing fleet port, I found it a bit tacky as far as tourism goes. However, there are signs of regeneration, namely the new crab quay restaurant and excellent new fishing quay; and a nice coffee place right at the front of the inner harbour.
Then there is the replica of the Golden Hind and what will soon be defunct but wrongly so.......the Brixham coastguard station.












However, what really grabbed my attention was the gents toilet at the new crab quay restaurant. These toilets over look the new fishing quay, all the trawlers loading and unloading, part of the public  quay walkway and the corner of a coffee shop terrace. And yes these really are buckets, and yes those windows are completely see through .......un-nerving does not describe the experience. I can only hope that they are tinted one way glass!


2 comments:

Bursledon Blogger said...

An architect with a sense of humour

steve said...

Truly!
It was somewhat disconcerting "standing" there in full view! I am working on the principle it must have been tinted glass otherwise brixham trawler men got more than they bargained for and a damn good laugh!

Steve