2019 Rally 3 - June - Higher Well Farm, Devon.
Well here we are at Higher Well Farm in Stoke Gabriel. I renamed it ‘Wet Wells’ as the rain is again following us. So pleased we are with “Nice People”, someone to have a laugh with. The camping site you cannot fault, the shower and toilet block are something to be proud of. They are large, clean and modern with hair dryers, heaters etc. all free with an abundance of hot water.
There are nine units, each of us doing various things,some doing the round robin trip which is a fully recommended, train, boat, bus trip to Dartmouth, Paignton etc. The trip on the river boat is also very good, we went from Totnes up the river Dart with drinks on board plus eats if required and a very informative guide to point out Agatha Christie’s house and celebrities holiday homes. There are also several seals which entertain you and other wild life to see about a 2 hour trip into Dartmouth Town.
There is much to talk about on our get togethers; Coctington village, Paignton Zoo was also visited. It is also a very historic place and the food was excellent. We have all been to Church House Inn for a meal and booked for the Castle Inn pub later in the week. We have a new member Charles; what he must have thought of our boozy night where many of us finished up very merry and someone described us as legless (Haha).
Rain stopped play, no coffee morning again so off shopping instead to stretch the legs.
Coffee morning at last, spoke too soon all in the awning to keep dry – hope our American supper in in the dry! The weather held so all chatting and telling jokes and a big thank you to Roy and Averil for their pass the parcel. What a treat, they entertained us so well. Len won the bowls and the weather held for us to have a great time. Tony has damaged ligaments in his “good” leg and is busy with exercises and his crutches to help him walk properly again. Everyone is rooting for him as he still wishes to continue his holiday into Cornwall.
Many have visited the National Trust houses a quick retreat. When the rain comes the gardens are amazing and the history belonging to the houses are very interesting. The weather is not stopping us from enjoying ourselves; we are all off to Castle Inn pub for our meal. Not to disappoint, food and company were excellent.
Flag was held and the winners of the quiz were Sue and Steve, lucky van Percy and Linda. Awnings down, a little shopping and all ready for our departure to Cornwall.
Thanks to marshalls Susan & Alex with their lovely dog Kiera in sometimes quite trying conditions – Allen & I assisted.