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Appledore is a village in North Devon of about 2,000 people at the mouth of the River Torridge overlooking where it joins with the River Taw before flowing into the sea.
Looking from Appledore across the combined rivers to Braunton Burrows sand dunes.
The Atlantic rollers can be seen breaking on the sandbanks, shipping is constrained by the Bideford Bar in the river mouth here.
The River Taw can seen in the distance leading to Barnstaple, nearer the River Torridge leads to the port of Bideford.
A busy scene, despite the lowness of the tide there were plenty of boats on the river.
The landward side of the quay, a very nice centre to the village.
Two views of the old and new yards of Appledore Shipbuilders, the "new" (1964) yard is still active, at time of writing producing the bow sections for the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers.
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This site was last updated 15/07/2012