Last weekend we had some fantastic weather. The sun was shining and it was very hot. We decided to head over to the Yealm on Saturday with the intention of stopping off at Cellar Bay so the kiddies could have a swim in the sea. Continue reading “A Day at Cellar Bay”
Last weekend we decided to head more inland as the weather wasn’t great for coastal cruising. One of our favourite places to go is up to Calstock in Cornwall on the River Tamar. Continue reading “An Adventure in the Tamar Valley”
We were really lucky to have some fantastic weather in April so we made the most of it by going away most weekends on the boat.
One particular weekend we went over to the Yealm. We picked the kids up from school on Friday and we went straight down to the boat. We spent the evening on our mooring and put our new bbq to the test. Continue reading “Fun on the River Yealm”
Even after living in Devon for nearly 6 years now we still haven’t seen half of what this beautiful county has to offer. Our excuse is that it’s a huge area and one of the largest counties in England.
Since we have been living down here we’ve discovered lots of hidden gems so we thought we’d share 10 of the best with you. A lot of these places are tucked away and can be very hard to get too, so only really for people that are up for a challenge! Continue reading “10 Hidden Gems to Visit in Devon”
Wild swimming is a fairly new term to me, when we were growing up we just used to call it swimming in the river however I must admit the term ‘wild swimming’ sounds so much cooler! Continue reading “10 Breathtaking Wild Swimming Locations in Devon”
On the first day of our July holiday we headed over to the Yealm from Saltash. The weather wasn’t great; grey skies, poor viability and intermittent rain. Our plan was to get over to the Yealm as soon as possible so we could get settled in there for a few days whilst the weather improved.
We’ve been to the Yealm many times before, check out our child friendly sailing in the River Yealm post.
This time we had the kiddies Grandparents coming to stay with us for one night so we decided to moor on the pontoon in the Yealm. We normally just pick up a swinging mooring but we thought this would make it easier for everyone to get on and off the boat, especially as our guests weren’t ‘boaters’. Continue reading “The River Yealm – Newton Ferrers & Noss Mayo”
We were recently made aware of a new app called App for Devon which is a free mobile app packed with information about Devon from days out to what’s on.
This weekend Phil’s mum joined us on board. She’s never had the opportunity to come with us before as she lives in Kent and we are in Devon so it was nice to show her what we get up to at the weekends. The kiddies were very excited to have someone else join us too. Continue reading “Company On Board”
August Bank Holiday
For the August bank holiday weekend Phil took the Friday off as well as the Monday so that we’d have an extra long weekend with the intention of sailing down to Fowey, however as always the weather wasn’t in our favour, both in terms of the wind direction and the rain, so we decided on a shorter journey over to the Yealm. Continue reading “A Social Sailing Weekend”
One of our favourite harbours to visit with the kids in Devon is the river Yealm. It’s not one of the easiest harbours to get into and it does require a certain level of skill due to that pesky sandbar but once you get in it’s so worth it! Continue reading “Child Friendly Sailing in the River Yealm”