I thought I would awake this sleepy corner of RTA once more.
Recently we took a little trip to one of our favourite spots in the UK, coastal Somerset and parts of Devon. This area is classed as the start of the Southwest region, although to get there from the south coast of England, we first have to head Northwest. So we have packed and chosen our choice of road trip vehicle from a possible four. [Well the wife has a handbag collection lol] We decide on the VW passat V6 syncro, smooth, powerful and 4WD, ideal for those hills we will encounter !
July 6 2011.
We leave home at 6am before the traffic builds at various points along the way, namely, Chichester, the M27 around Portsmouth, Southampton and on the A36 into Salisbury. [Home of the famous cathedral]. Once we are the other side of Salisbury it is open road and we soon stop on the A303 west at one of our favorite roadside Cafe vans. [If they are popular and busy with truckers, they are gonna be good.] We continue on the 303 until we take a short cut through Langport and cross over the M5 into Bridgewater. This is where the holiday begins for me, as we cross the M5 it is the last time we will see a motorway, or be near one, until the return journey home. It's country roads all the way now !!
We arrive at the campground located at St Audries bay near to Watchet harbour at around 9.30am, covering 165 miles in 3.5 hours from when we left home. We always use the same place when in this area and have gained many friends over the years. It's a 'little slice of heaven,' hidden away in a secluded bay with only one lane in and out. So it's time to set up camp. Get the trailer level, pull it open, put in small joining bar and then pull open like a pram canopy, peg down and hey presto !
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Those eagle eyed amongst you will notice there is no tow bar on the vehicle. We actually leave our trailer tent here with the owners to store.
After we set up it's time to head out for supplies in the town of Minehead.
[Throughout the report, I will use some photos' from previous trips to depict where we went this time. At times I had no camera [because I have so many pics of certain areas, and at other times the library photo is better ! [Got to do the place justice].