Our journey around North Devon

Thanks for joining us!

After a brief forray down to South Devon (6th – 24th Nov 17) to get the Motorhome fixed, we have arrived in North Devon – join us as we explore it’s beaches, you will not be disappointed, we have been blown away by their sheer beauty.  Bear in mind that this part of our journey mostly took place during February and March of 2018 and the weather was pretty awful – a lot of rain and quite a bit of snow!

If you would like to catch up with where we are now –  Freedombird Travels

If you would like to read our Cornish adventures – Freedombird in Cornwall

If you would like to see all the beaches we have visited so far – click the link below Freedombird UK Beach Guide



Another great beach – Woolacombe Sands……..

A light frost, but the day dawned bright and sunny and pretty much stayed that way all day – oh yes! Not quite flip flop weather, but in the sun the day warmed up nicely, so off we went to Woolacombe.

Luckily the Marine Drive car park is still closed, in that it is not manned, so free of charge- ideal. The car park runs along the dunes at the back of the beach. Am liking this set up with a trail running through the dunes, providing a brilliant dog exercising area and pleasant walk before getting into the beach proper.

The beach is breathtaking and again so long – running straight into Putsborough Sand and with the tide out – so much sand!

Quite a few people about, but not a bother on a beach this size – the sand is all compact so easy to walk on and we had such a lovely afternoon playing in the sun.

Can we really carry on discovering such beautiful beaches?

Two thoughts of the day:

No second thoughts on swapping the motorhome for a caravan – we have already seen and enjoyed so much that would have not been possible in Birdie.

My wellies have sprung a leak! Why oh why can I not find a pair of wellies that last!

From North Cornwall to South Devon….

Well Poppydog thought that getting up at 6.30am was a good idea!  So I went with the flow – shame I didn’t have my phone the sight of the pink sky, bright almost full moon over the grey, moody calm sea – the seagulls flying low over the sea – the early sun just catching their white bodies almost making them glitter – a magical sight ( sorry I can’t share).

I shall miss this site – I have met some lovely people here, some doing or going to do the same as me, some just taking whatever time they can to see as much as they can in bite sized chunks but all with the same zest for life and enjoyment for what is around them – life is short so enjoy as many moments as you can.

We had a good drive – Poppydog was a bit better and settled down for parts of the journey – and I actually enjoyed the drive for the first time really.  Probably a combination of Poppy not stressing and barking all the time, the fact that I managed to get the sat nav working so I wasn’t stressing about directions and that most of the journey was on major roads rather than windy little lanes!

So here we are, just outside Brixham at Hillhead Club Site – what a joy, fantastic sea view, all the pitches are individually hedged – so nice and private, good facilities, it even has a little shop and a bar/restaurant!  As for Poppydog – there are rabbits everywhere!

We can’t wait to get out there and explore.

Two thoughts of the day:

I love my little home on wheels!

Nobody makes jam doughnuts as well as Sainsbury’s – in my humble opinion,