Slapton Sands, Kingsbridge and Salcombe.

Monday 17th May 2021.

We had a quiet night last night no rain and the wind died down, however as we set off today it began to rain heavily. We headed a few miles to Slapton Sands where the rain held of for a short while whilst we walked along the beach.

For a beautiful place Slapton Sands has a sad history, in April 1944 whilst rehearsing for the D Day landing 946 American servicemen lost their lives.

Sherman tank reclaimed from the sea.

We drove onto Kingsbridge a small attractive town situated at the head of the Kingsbridge estuary, we parked on the Harbour Quay car park, lots of room and easy to park Homer. We walked around town and made a few purchases.

It was only a short drive from there to tonights camp site two miles from Salcombe. After pitching up we set off and walked the two miles into town, the first part was along a level path but then it was a steep walk downhill into town, which we certainly felt on the return walk.

Salcombe is a popular seaside town steeped in maritime history and popular with sailors who moor their boats there. It is a very attractive town down a steep hill with very narrow streets, not a place to take a motorhome. There is a park and ride car park approx one mile out of town, not a lot of use to us, firstly it has a 2.2 metre height barrier and secondly the council have cancelled the bus because of Covid.

Our first indoor cafe coffee since October 2020.

Altogether we have walked six miles today and we are having a relaxing evening giving the legs a rest, even Layla is flaked out and fast asleep.

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