Day 6/7 #grandtour13 – Exe Valley Somerset

After my childlike excitement at the Army Tank Museum at Bovington, my “Other Half” felt she needed to calm me down a bit, so we’re currently parked up in the Exe Valley in Somerset. Effectively she’s removed the blue sweets from my Smarties tube!……I’m calm again!

The site we’re staying on is called the Exe Valley Caravan Site: 

The site is Adult Only; With approximately 45 pitches, its a mixture of caravans, motorhomes and tents. A really pleasant location near Bridgetown and for this time of the year quite reasonably priced at £21pn.


We are still in the company of the Ponciau Royal Family, so on arrival, after completing a quick security sweep, the Royal Compound was set up. We now occupy pitch 17 & 18, which I would imagine will be popular for many years after we leave! “The Ponciau Princess Stayed Here”


The weather over the last two days has been pretty dull, very little sunshine and occasional showers, but the good news is that those lovely people at the BBC Weather Centre forecast sun, sun, sun and 25c temperatures at 1200 midday today. As I type this, I can see through my van window the Princess sucking a lemon and glancing at her watch…..High Stakes BBC guys, you really don’t want a “special” royal visit off her!


The Ponciau Princess on the phone to the Dir Gen of the BBC, discussing the accuracy of the BBC Weather app and future BBC funding options!

Yesterday we completed a nice walk directly from the campsite, almost all of the route was on public footpaths and bridleways taking us around Coppleham Hill. About 2-3mile in total, the dogs enjoyed it too.


The rain sweeps across Exmoor from Coppleham Hill

So next up on the #grandtour13 is a move south into Cornwall for a week or so. Tomorrow we split from the royal party and head off to a CL near the town of Launceston. My first time back in Cornwall since I was 8yrs old in 1969 (do the maths), i’m quite excited by the prospect.

That is all.

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