England – Galmpton (Devon)
17th of August :
Woke up happy after a nice and long night sleep in a warm and comfy bed. We had pint and a meal in Churston Court for the Sunday Carvery (though Anne and I had a « children’s carvery » with no meat : a cheap and very tasty meal!). Spent the afternoon looking at old photographs and playing a video game I installed for grandpa (world of warplanes) where one of the training sessions included bombing ships, sending rockets and firing at battlecruisers :).
You can see more views of the amazing coast line in this music video, since the band metronomy comes from Devonshire !!
18th of August :
As the weather seemed favorable, we walked to Kingswear and agreed to meet up with Grandpa in Dartmouth, the sister city of Kingswear, across the river Dart. The walk across the wood was indeed very pleasant as we weren’t too hot and it didn’t rain. The last section offering nice views over the pittoresque village of Dartmouth.
We then had lunch at « The Floating Bridge » pub and walked along the river to Dartmouth Castle for a cup of tea and an ice cream and back. This time enjoying nice views of Kingswear :).
19th of August :
We left early for Exeter and stopped at a Marks & Spencer store to find a present for Anne’s brother and a some food products hard to find in France (Branston Pickle, Marmite, etc…).
We then met Helen at the airport and after stopping at the « Dartbridge Inn » (yes yes, I know, again….) for lunch. As we got home Helen went on her busyness of buying a visa for Vietnam (and booking a hotel), as she had just learned she had to go there the next Sunday.
We then decided we might go for a dip in the sea in Scabbacombe Sands. This very nice and isolated beach saw three of us risk the 18°C water (Anne already has problems in the 25°C summer mediterrean sea), some amazing frisbee action and a nudist guy bathe not far from us.
As we got back to the parking, the nudist guy accosted us and apologized, in french, if he had in any way disturbed us, and even offered us a trout he had fished that very day.