Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Omygod, it's September!

This has been an interesting non-summer in the UK, at least until the day after summer officially ended on the Tuesday after the August Bank Holiday. Since then we have had lots of sunshine and no rain. Fortunately, this good event coincided with plans to take some time off and travel to Wales (Aberaeron) then Devon (Salcombe Regis) to take advantage of sunshine and relatively warm seas.

High points (no photos yet):

Tuesday, August 31: Drive to Wales very early, stop to climb the Black Mountain. On to a perfect sunset at the Harbourmaster Hotel in Aberaeron. A very good start.

Wednesday, September 1: On the beach at Pen Bryn. All day. At low tide waded into the next bay (to the north). Magic.

Thursday. September 2: Back to the beach at Pen Bryn. All day. Even better magic. Started to get used to the temperature of UK sea water.

Friday, September 3: Reluctantly said goodbye to Glyn and Menna (owners of the Harbourmaster Hotel) and drove to Exeter to see April's grandaughter Olivia at one month. Lovely.

Saturday, September 4: Explored East Devon and decided to camp at Salcombe Regis camp site (excellent location and facilities). A 20 minute walk from Weston Mouth beach on the Jurassic Coast. A recommended naturist beach (a good rule to follow, as naturists know their beaches!) For picture of beach see archives 05/04 as well as post above. Sea water warm and crystal clear. Cannot really recommend this place as we don't want it spoiled!

Sunday, September 5: Woke up to bright sun so back to Weston Mouth for the day. Only downside to the day, Paul sat on a wasp which retaliated! Struck camp at 6 p.m. and reluctantly drove home.