Monday, 5 April 2010

Easter in Devon

This weekend was our first weekend using the caravan which we bought last November.  So to say we were all looking forward to it is a bit of an understatement! 

We set off in the dark at 5 o’clock on Friday morning to avoid all the Bank Holiday weekend traffic. It took just about 6 hours to get to Sidmouth so it wasn’t too bad.  DSC_2825 Looking at these photos you can see how wet the grass was from all the rain that we’ve been having.  In fact we couldn’t park the car at the side of the van because the grass was so wet.  The site management had recently laid new drainage in our area and they were having a few problems with it.DSC_2826 Billy and Trev did all the necessary stuff i.e. connected gas, water, electrics, stabilised the caravan, unloaded the trailer etc.  It took a little while but next time when they are more sure of what they’re doing I know it’ll only take a few minutes.  As soon  as the van was sorted we headed for our favourite place, Beer. We had a hot drink on the beach and it tasted good in the fresh air and with the sea just a stone’s throw away.DSC_2835 Look, blue skies, it was glorious!  Saturday morning we had breakfast on Beer beach (don’t know why I didn’t take a picture of that) and then went over to Sidmouth.  I love the old-fashioned feel of Sidmouth, it’s very genteel and like everywhere else around here has a beautiful rugged coastline.  DSC_2860This is Jacob’s Ladder at the top end of the prom.  On the other side of that wall are Connaught Gardens where we had our first Cream Tea of the weekend.Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth. We stopped for a cream tea etc. 03/04/10These gardens are absolutely full of the most beautiful flower beds in the summer months.DSC_2863_edited-1And just for good measure a picture of Caroline and Charlie in Sidmouth Lifeboat House. 
More to follow tomorrow.


John said...

So glad you like caravanning - you look to have had a good time - roll on summer!! xxx

vickigooda said...

The caravan looks very impressive xxx