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Well here I am again writing a blog post.  Not sure how long it will last but its that time of year when there are more things to write about.

To start with we had the first trip of the year with our caravan last week.  We went to Devon visiting family around Exeter.  It wasn’t without its traumas, even before we left.  We had a booked a stay at our newly found favourite site near Chudleigh but a phone call two days before we set off caused a minor panic.  We were told that the field was already wet and waterlogged and that more heavy rain was expected before we arrived so unfortunately we couldn’t stay there.  Fortunately another site we have used in the area had a vacancy and also they had hard standings so no wading around in mud.

The sites we like to stay at are Caravan Club ‘certificated sites’.  These are basically fields, usually attached to farms that are licensed to accommodate no more than five caravans.  Mostly these days they have showers, toilets and electric hook ups, all essentials for us.  There are plenty of them around the country and they tend to be a lot quieter than the big commercial sites and in quiet rural settings.

The weather was to cause us more problems before our departure. On Monday, the morning of our departure we were experiencing very strong winds and heavy rain at home so we delayed setting off until later.  We heard from Devon that the sun was shining there by now and it had improved enough at home for us to set off just before lunch.

We had three days of trips and visits with the family, including trips to two beaches, Exmouth and Teignmouth.  The weather was kind to us after an inauspicious start to the week, plenty of sunshine even if not a lot of heat yet.

Here are a few pictures from the trip..

Fun on the beach at Teignmouth

Fun on the beach at Teignmouth

Sunset over the farm

Sunset over the farm

Across the bay from Exmouth

Across the bay from Exmouth

Exmouth Beach

Exmouth Beach

After our return, on Saturday I went to watch grandson Harry,17 (for a 3 more weeks anyway) playing another game for Olney Rugby Club first XV against Biggleswade.  It resulted in a win after an inauspicious start to the game, Olney going down by 12 points very early in the game but they managed to clay back the deficit and eventually won the game 42-27.

Harry, second in line here for congratulations from the losers.

Harry, second in line for congratulations from the losers

So thats my first post in my return to the blogosphere.. see you again soon in one or another of my blogs hopefully..

 

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