After years of camping and having wet success, we decided this year to stay in a static caravan...and I'm so glad we did...with the summer that Britain is having I wouldn't want to be in a tent!!! We stayed right on the beach front in Westward Ho! (North Devon) which is a beautiful place in the UK. It was an adventurous holiday starting with our drive early last Saturday morning (the morning after the big storm that flooded many parts of the Midlands) I knew we were in for a long drive as the M5 was closed in parts and was just starting to move after being jammed through the previous night. We opted to drive down the A429 which ended up being a fairly decent route..though we did drive through some pretty deep water and we were holding our breath as we sloshed through. As we drove we saw cars that were abandoned on the side of the road...some right in the middle of the road! And we also saw a group of holiday makers with caravans all parked up on the grassy area in the middle of a roundabout. Once we were just north of Bristol the chaos of the night before was less evident, but the M5 still seemed like a bad choice so we continued down using A roads...a very very slow process, but eventually we arrived.
We had some nice days out with the children and lunch on the beach on a couple of occasions which makes for all the ingredients of a lovely holiday. We had two really bad days of rain and took the opportunity to visit Atlantic Village just outside Bideford. Right in the middle of this mall was a knitted house...which I took pictures of..with my family saying..."hmmm is that blogging material?" "Sure is!!" Enjoy!