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.
One thing we are finding with sailing is that if you can find an app that makes your life easier then download it! This is where App For Devon comes in… Continue reading “App For Devon – Review”
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”
River Yealm to Fowey
On day 6 we got up early and headed for Fowey and guess what… we got the sails up at last! Continue reading “Summer Sailing Holiday 2015 – Day Six”
Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers
Originally the plan was to leave the Yealm early in the morning and head straight to Fowey but the wind wasn’t in our favour so we decided to stay another night which actually worked out quite well as it meant that we had a nice relaxed day. Continue reading “Summer Sailing Holiday 2015 – Day Five”
The second day of our week long holiday we had rain and lots of it. It was forecast so at least we were prepared with waterproofs and wellies. We had a lazy morning tucked up on the boat, sheltering from the weather outside. Continue reading “Summer Sailing Holiday 2015 – Day Two”