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The English winter seemed to drag on forever. We had storms and flooding everywhere but despite all that it was time to get on the road!

We travelled down to Devon and stopped over at The Highwayman’s Haunt in Chudleigh, as we had last year.   Our friends, Gordon and Jacqui own the pub and a delighted to have motorhomes stop overnight in their car park.  Sadly, Gordon had fallen badly and was in hospital. The things people do to avoid us !!! We are pleased to hear that he is now back home and making a good recovery.

We also met up with Ian and Jen Scott.  Ian used to work with George in Bristol in the 1990s.   We enjoyed a lovely day walking around Brixham and the weather was kind to us—hooray!

(left) crossing the River Dart estuary on the Dartmouth to Kingsweir ferry.

Our next destination was Doubletrees campsite in Saint Blazey, Cornwall.  This site is just a short distance from Lostwithiel where our friends Tony and Angela live.    The site was in a lovely location with far reaching views to the sea. The pitches were all weather pitches and so we had no trouble sinking in on the grassy surface.  It was pretty quiet on site but we were made to feel very welcome by the owners. The site is only a very short walk from the village where you can buy most essentials. It is also very close to the Eden Project and a bus stops outside the entrance to take you there.  We have visited Eden before. It is a good day out but not somewhere that you would want to go back to every year!

(left) Doubletrees camp site at St. Blazey, Cornwall.

Our prime purpose was to spend some time with Tony and Angela but we also took a day trip to Polperro and Fowey.  It was very much ‘out of season’ but Polperro car park was charging for parking!!

(below) some shots of Polperro on a lovely, warm, sunny  March day

After visiting Polperro and enjoying a morning coffee sitting in the sunshine, we headed off west to take the ferry to Fowey.  (below) view of Fowey across the estuary and the ferry boat.

Fowey is a pleasant town to walk around and we found a pub serving excellent lunches.  We sat outside on the riverside terrace, again in the sunshine, but you had to keep a watch out for marauding seagulls who, given the smallest opportunity, would snatch your lunch from under your nose

It was sunny again for our drive home. On the journey we realised that our choice of a Snooper Sat Nav had been a terrible mistake. In bright daylight you cannot see the navigation screen !! (see below). Surprisingly, there is no provision for brightness or contrast adjustment. Literally, ‘what you see is what you get’ or in our case ‘what you cannot see is what you get’.   Top marks to Premier Motorhomes at Birdham who have agreed to change it for another make which does have brightness and contrast controls. Excellent customer service—thank you.

Otherwise, the new motorhome performed well and we are really pleased with it!  Although it is only 2 feet longer than the previous one it appears to be much more spacious.   We cannot wait to get away on our next adventure.

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