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Staycation - Brixham II

After a lot of walking in the sun yesterday and a lot of driving last week, we decided to have a more relaxed day today. Maybe a short walk to Berry Head park for lunch.

Sally our host at the Garden House said that there was a path behind the house through what was the old Pontins Holiday Camp. I had tried it yesterday for a short distance.

So we set off about 1130. And walked and walked seeing no signposts at all. Google Maps wasn't any help as the path wasn't recognised by it. In the end we asked a couple and they said it was in the opposite direction. We had already looked at the road alongside the path and it seemed to go into a holiday park. In fact the road splits the park in two.

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Once on the right track we made good progress and met loads of other walkers, many with dogs. Until we arrived at the old Napoleonic Fort. Here it seemed all but one or two dogs had a lead or an owner giving a rats arse what their dog got up to. Reggie hates dogs running up to him. He growls and it they still don't get the message he barks. Barks loudly. As usual the owners look at us as though I pee'd in their tea!

We had lunch. Two massive bacon sandwiches, thoroughly recommended BTW.

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Once finished and we had a wander around the fort. The weather was a bit grey and the sun threatened to come out. And boy was it windy. To the west the next land is the US or maybe Canada. To the south it's Brittany.

View East from Berry Head

View East from Berry Head

View West from Berry Head

View West from Berry Head

Berry Head Lighthouse

Berry Head Lighthouse

The walk back now we knew the way was considerably easier, not to say shorter! A ice cream break on the way helped too. Now a relaxing afternoon and maybe a siesta.

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Tomorrow? Have no idea yet. Maybe Coleton Fishacre NT or down to Slapton Sands.

Posted by InvictaMoto 19:57 Archived in England

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