17th and 18th of Feb 16
Cornwall to Devon
Last night at Pentire Haven was very pleasant. There was only a couple of us staying on the site. We opted to walk over to the adjacent Penstowe Manor. A couple of Pints of Tribute ale from the St Austell brewery were in order. There was a Christmas party on in the room nightclub room. People were in Christmas jumpers and santa arrived, there elves and xmas party games.
This morning with no better suggestions we headed north and our first stop was at Atlantic Village, this is an outlet centre located just off the Atlantic Highway on the outskirts of Biddeford. Following a bit of retail therapy (her not me) we drove down into the town of Biddeford. Biddeford is on the wide estuary of the river Torridge. The town was probably once a busy port but today is a series of narrow streets leading down to the water front and the impressive bridge that spans the banks. There are many unique little shops in the town, even if the whole place is a little tired. A word of caution the bridge has a 3T weight limit. We parked road side just by the bridge. On a winter week day there was plenty of room.
As lunch beckoned it was on to Braunton for fish and chips. These were provided in the Excellent Squires fish restaurant. This is located on the left as you enter Braunton from Barnstable on the A361. This one should not be missed. Excellent service and fantastic food www.squiresrestaurant.co.uk . Again we managed to park roadside, but I’m not sure where we would have parked otherwise.
Belly full it was on to the ever good Saunton sands for a walk with Vino and a bit of Axiski’ing in the dunes. Check out the Axiski at www.axiski.com these a great invention and work well on sand, frosty grass or snow.
Exausted and back hurting it we are now at Hidden Valley Touring Park (full review to follow) located between Braunton and Woolacoombe.