Wednesday, 2 June 2010

New Horizons - Slapton Sands

After a slightly hairy drive over to Slapton from Tavistock, through some very narrow roads, that tested Paul's abilities as a driver towing a caravan to the extreme, we finally joined the causeway road that leads towards the caravan club site at Slapton Sands.

This road is surrounded on both sides by water, as you can see on this map, and the road towards the camp site is about two thirds of the way along up a small road. The site is about a quarter mile up on the right.... if you were to drive any further into the village whilst towing a caravan, you would get very stuck indeed, as the roads narrows to single car width and becomes very windy.

We did well though, and with the help of Sally-Ann's map reading and Doris, our sat nav, we found our way without incident.

As soon as we were sited, we got out the awning and began to set up, thinking it would be a lot harder than it actually was.

It was first important to ensure we did not set it up inside out (thanks Sally-Ann!) and then feeding the awning into the rails on the side of the van

and then it was time to fit the poles

and suddenly it was all in one piece and had only taken about half an hour to do - not bad for a first attempt eh!

another room to use during our stay - wonderful!


  1. Well done you two.

    Sounds like you are staying somewhere very picturesque. Your description reminds me of Holy Island (Lindisfarne) off the North East coast in Northumberland, you have to cross the causeway over to there at low tide. Will have to look out some photos to post on my blog.

  2. Look out, look out, you are on the wrong side of the road. Oh. England. Never mind.
    How cool is that? I have never seen anything like it.

  3. Hi Jo,

    This is my first visit. Thank you for stopping by today. That video was funny!
    It looks like you have quite the adventure going on. Very, very cool.

  4. Thank you for stopping by...Your never alone.x.