Thursday, 14 July 2016

South Devon - July 2016 - Stoke Gabriel

After a fantastic five days at Hillhead we were finally on the move.  Our next campsite was only a short drive down the creek to Ramslade CC site just outside the pretty Devon village of Stoke Gabriel.  The village sits at the head of the creek off the River Dart and is small but perfectly formed!!  We had two nights here with our friends from Poole and we enjoyed walks down to the village, lunch in one of the local pubs and a BBQ on site.  It was a lovely relaxing way to spend our last few days of this trip after cramming so much in during the previous five days!

We don't tend to do camper trips in August due to too many kids on site for our liking, so our next booked trip is another big one!  We're off to North Wales in September for twelve nights and once again, we cannot wait!

South Devon - July 2016 - Torquay

It was our last full day staying at Hillhead on the Thursday so we decided to continue the theme and catch a bus!  This time we bought a day rider ticket for £4.90 each and it allowed us unlimited travel all day within the Torbay area.  Our bus from the site took us directly to Paignton bus station where we hopped off and hopped straight onto another bus to Torquay.  We spent the morning there wandering around the harbour and marina area and then along the pier before having lunch in a restaurant overlooking the harbour.  There wasn't much sunshine about that day but it was still warm.

On return to the site we spent the evening relaxing after a full on, very busy few days.  We even spotted a black rabbit on the campsite.

South Devon - July 2016 - Dartmouth

We had one day left on our Jubilee Pass (although you have a week to use the days up) and the weather was good again so we decided to head down to Kingswear on the bus again and then ferry across to Dartmouth.  We decided to book a sea cruise for the afternoon, the wind had dropped and it all looked very calm, so we knew we'd be OK!

The cruise wasn't until the afternoon so we walked along the quay to Warfleet Creek and around to the castle.  On return to Dartmouth we picked up another picnic lunch and sat overlooking the harbour having lunch before we boarded the boat.

The sea cruise lasted about and hour and a half and took us down the River Dart and out into the sea, along the south Devon coast, past Stoke Flemming, Blackpool Sands. Slapton Sands and down to Start Point and back.  The commentary was really interesting and very funny and it made the trip fly by. 


On return to the campsite, again via ferry and bus, we had an Indian takeaway delivered to the site.  A great end to a perfect day.