10 Hidden Gems to Visit in Devon

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”

The River Yealm – Newton Ferrers & Noss Mayo

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”

A Social Sailing Weekend

Social Sailing Weekend

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”

Summer Sailing Holiday 2015 – Day Five

summer sailing holiday 2015 day5

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”