Our plan worked and when we joined the motorway the traffic was flowing well.
Our first stop was to be Steamer Quay CC site at Totnes. This site is unusual in as much it is the only one run by the Caravan Club that does not have Electric hook up!
|The River at Totnes looking north.|
At 10.30 the following morning we were packed up and on our way. By stopping at Totnes overnight we are able to get to Start Bay Caravan Club site for 12 noon.
As it was we arrived there at just after 11.30, having had an excellent run through the narrow roads, and were allowed on to the site. We pitched up on the grass, and soon had the awning up along with Zoe's tent.
|Our set up!|
The site was looking superb, with the managers Steve and Sue obviously having everything well under control.
Later in the afternoon I wandered down to Tor Cross to check out the beach!
|Looking North along the beach at high tide.|
Zoe and Mitch arrived the following day. I popped into Salcombe to arrange some Mackerel fishing for later in the week. It was regatta week so the town was very busy. Unfortunately the Monday turned out quite wet, but that was the only rain we were to experience over the next couple of weeks.
On the way back from Salcombe we called into Cholwells Farm CL, as we are booked in there for later in the month. £12.00 a night as opposed to the £25 we were paying at Start Bay.
On Wednesday, Zoe, Mitch and myself headed for Salcombe to go fishing. Unfortunately, Just as I had paid the parking fee we had a phone call to say no fishing as beyond the Bar the sea was far too rough. We were however rebooked for Thursday afternoon.
We went fishing in glorious weather on the Thursday afternoon, and came back with loads of fish!
|Heading out over the Bar to fish!|
|Salcombe from the estuary always looks good!|
|One of the yachts moored in the harbour.|
|Even the countryside looks good from the sea!|
Each morning I went for a long walk down to Tor Cross to collect the daily papers. As I did this I was able to compile some good photos of the beach, and Slapton Ley, which is a large lake that lays behind the road.
|Looking over Slapton Ley from the coast road! I would love to live in one of those houses.|
|Slapton Ley from another angle.|
|Yet another view along the beach!|
|The tank on the beach|
We spent the rest of our time there visiting local beaches and villages bathed in the gorgeous sunshine.
The weather stayed beautiful right up until we left on the 14th of August getting home late afternoon ready for Zoe's birthday on the Monday.