Saturday, 5 June 2010

Salcombe, Barns and Blazing Sun!

As we only have one more night at Slapton Jo and Paul wanted to take down their awning so that Paul could repair the leaking rooflight with the fibreglass kit that he'd bought. It all happened very easily ...

and after a quick brush down ...

and a fold or two ...

it was soon packed away. Paul did a great repair job and then we all set off for the drive into Salcombe. We've never been here before and it was just the perfect weather for a first visit. As we'd set off late it was lunch-time when we arrived so we managed to find a bench with this view of the river ...

It was really hot and the dogs were suffering in the heat so after munching our sandwiches we quickly moved on into the town. We passed the lifeboat station with the boat moored at the end of the pontoon ...

and walked on up the main street. There were several little alleyways with views of the water ...

and at the end of the main shopping street we came to the memorial ...

There was a race just starting below us ...

We were all very hot now and with very little shade from the glaring sun we began the trek back to the car. We were on the lookout for a nice little cafe with a view of the water but it wasn't until we were almost back at the carpark that I spotted this place called Island Street where we were able to sit out of the sun but could see the water ...

After a very welcome cappuccino for us and water for the boys we continued to the car and tried to follow the instructions that Jo had received from her friend who lived nearby. After driving down a mega narrow lane which thankfully we had to ourselves, we arrived at Easton Court Barns and all I can say is WOW! Jo's friend Judy and her husband had bought the barn as 'ripe for renovation' which in other words meant it was pretty derelict. It is now beautiful and if you want a special place to stay then book in! Unfortunately I didn't have my camera as I'd left it in the car but please take a look at their website and the gallery of photos. We were treated to a cream tea and then had to make a move back to the campsite stopping on the way to get a photo of the tank which is in the car park at Torcross ...
It is a reminder to us all of the terrible happenings of Operation Tiger and the preparations for the D Day landings ...

We returned to the site and the RV which we'd moved this morning to its new pitch on the grass ...

Supper was delicious fish and chips supplied by Jo and Paul - very yummy! Thanks guys.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Busy life you live :-) Do you ever sit still ha. Thanks for the message, all sorted :-)