Sunday, 31 August 2008

Our Holiday is over ....

Our faithful Sat Nav directed us perfectly to our campsite again this year, only having 2 detours one of Newmarket & the other of Windsor. Julian decided we weren't paying the high prices at motorway services for out lunch so tried to find a supermarket in the aforementioned towns - but failed. So we did indeed stop at a service station and bought sandwiches & drinks for us & a burger & drink for Ben.

The tent went up quite easily this year (gale force winds last year made it a bit trickier !)

The campsite & the owners were very nice, and you could get up close to the cows, chickens, cats etc - you could even help out with the milking & mucking out if you so desired (Ben didn't, he was too busy texting his friends)

We visited Exeter, Teignmouth, Lyme Regis, Illfracombe, Dartmouth & Dartmoor. We climbed to the highest waterfall in England - Canonteign Falls - it was beautiful there.

And the view from the top was well worth the climb !

The best bit for me was meeting up with my Aunty Kay, Uncle Nigel & family. They were holidaying in some cottages about 10 miles from our campsite, and I hadn't seen some of my cousins for quite a few years and I hadn't even met some of their spouses or children !! It was lovely to see everybody.
You may be wondering what dreadful ailment Ben came down with on holiday - fear not, he was experimenting with the digital camera's colour swap facility - he wanted to see if he could make his hair go black in the photo - as you can see - IT FAILED !

The weather could have been kinder to us - every morning it was grey, misty & damp - except our last day when it poured with rain - so yet again we had to put the tent away soaked & muddy.
Thankfully the sun did appear for one day at the campsite !

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