After a long wiggle across country, following roads that aren’t even on the map we learnt an important lesson… when the campsite says don’t follow your SatNav… there’s probably a very good reason!

Anyway, arriving at Slapton sands we were stunned to see just how close it is to the fantastic beach and more importantly how many other VW’s were at the site.

Pitching up, we did all the important things first. Checked out the loos, found the play area and finally went off to the the local pub.

Two within 5 minutes walk… A nice simple pub grub type of place and also a stunning “gastro pub”. We opted for the latter and weren’t disappointed.

The weather wasn’t fantastic so we opted for a day out in Dartmouth… parking a nightmare, but ended up with a great spot right on the harbour side.

Since the weather was poor, we did the shopping and then hit the local museum. Alexandra doing the quiz and spending lots of time looking at all the little items in each room. Well worth doing.

Alexandra needless to say, ended up in the stocks.

Stocks at Dartmouth museum

Fish and chips purchased we headed back to the van, rolled the awning out across the pavement and ate our fish and chips as close to the sea as you could possibly want.

Proper seaside fish and chips

The night was stunning, clear skies and misty sea. The lighthouse lighting up the mist in a very mysterious manner.

Still and calm after a day of storms.

Moonlight from Slapton Sands

The final day had probably the best weather. Alexandra didn’t want to leave having made new friends, particularly Polly.

We headed for the beach and had a swim in the icy waters. Actually Alexandra’s first time off the UK coast.

Alexandra swiming off Slapton Sands

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