Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Start Bay. 17th July - 7th August

Our second visit here. We camped this time on Pitch 18 which is huge!

As we were going to be on site for three weeks, we took our time over setting up.

This really is a beautiful part of the country, and we are considering moving here at some point.
During our stay we went to Totnes, Hope Cove, Salcombe. Kingsbridge, Brixham, Dartmouth, and so many other places.

Having joined the Scottish National Trust, its half the price of the English one, and get in for free to all National Trust sites, we went to Overbecks.  This a house above Salcombe, which we thought rather overrated.  Compton Fishacre, which is just outside Brixham was far better.

Some of the other things we did was to use my over 60's Travel Pass to go on the double Decker from the site to Kingsbridge, and also to Dartmouth.  It was rather exciting as the road is very narrow, so the bus often has to reverse. Also from the top deck the views are superb over the South Devon Coast and country side.

Halfway through I came home to cut the grass, pick vegetables and to collect Zoe, who was spending ten days with us.

I also bought a Fishing Rod, so spent many happy hours fishing from the beach.

Zoe and I went Sea fishing, and actually caught some Mackerel which we the brought back to sit and cooked.

During the last week we took a boat trip up the Dart Estuary, which was excellent.

On the Last Friday, we hired a motor boat for a couple of hours, and were able to explore the Salcombe Estuary.

Hopefully we will be able spend a long period of time on a site like this again

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