Well we slept like babies – this site is so quiet and sheltered – just the rustling of the leaves and birdsong – can live with that. Unfortunately the rain looks fairly set in for the day.
The footpath from the site down towards the sea is like a tree lined avenue, very pretty but I wasn’t really able to let Poppydog have a proper run around as it is bordered with fields with interesting things like sheep, rabbits and pheasants in – way too tempting! We didn’t have time to do the full walk as Birdie is due in for repair – so we shall leave that to another day.
We took the short journey into Paignton and left Birdie in good hands and set off in the rain (lovely) to walk down to the town. Gosh I have lived in the country for so long now, I’ve forgotten what the traffic can be like – not very pleasant – smelly and noisy!
Paignton – what can I say? I guess it would look better in the sun? It is your typical ‘kiss me quick’ seaside town, a bit worn round the edges and just not pretty, even the sand is orange like brick dust. To get on the pier you have to go through a huge arcade and the rest of it is mostly taken up with more arcades and fair ground stuff – not at all what we like – no peace and tranquillity to be found here.
We found a reasonable pretty church (built with the same brick dust) but not a lot else, so we trudged, wet and cold, back up the hill to wait for Birdie in the warmth of the dealership. Bit of a long wait but all fixed which is the main thing. Back to Hillhead, fill up with water (yes!), warm up and dry out – oh yes and a glass of wine!
Still not able to get a good shot of the sea from the site – funny how here the grey sky just merges with the sea – whereas at all our previous stays the grey sky’s have contrasted with the sea! Why is that?
Life with running water is definitely better!
I hope there are still some nice seaside towns out there?