Location: Teignmouth, Devon, United Kingdom

I'm married with two grown up children and four grandchildren, My wife of 47 years is Sue and we are the same age. My two children are Pamela (blogging occasionly under and Roy,who was recently Paralysed from the waist down due to an Absys on his Spine. My 4 grandchildren are (oldest first) Gavin, Hayley, Thomas,and Zoe. Sue and I are both retired and we're disabled too, her with a badly Arthritic back and spine, me with lung (COPD) and Heart problems.I have always loved Fishing (all sorts) Sue started fishing with me about 8 years ago, now she really enjoys it too. We both love m'cycles and m'cycling, Sue owns and rides her own bike which is a Custom 1981 250 Honda.I own a 1979 Honda CX500. We are both members of this motorcycle club ( view or join our club on or see my blog post Dec 2007 blog "Getting old, never", of course we're badly resticted now due to our illness, only riding in really good weather.Just over three years ago we lost our best friend and Baby Mojo the border Collie, Gone but never forgotten. Please feel free to use any of our photo's but do let me know you have used them, thank you.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

As Promised.

Here then are a few photo's and comments from the few days spent at Cofton Country Caravan/Camping park, Dawlish. (This blog seems to be turning into a camp site reviewer, mmm not sure thats what I wanted it to be.) As a few of you may remember we spent a few days there last year, in fact in similar conditions, ie trying out tenting equipment close to home before venturing off into the unknown. Next week were of to Buxton in Derbyshire for the real McCoy, in the shape of our Annual CX-GL National Motorcycle Rally.
Cofton is a very large site with lots of amenities for all the family.These include a Bar/Restaurant, two swimming pools, Childrens Zoo, Donkey rides, three or four childrens play areas. A really well stocked shop and five Coarse fishing lakes, holding Carp to 20 lbs+ and Roach,Bream,Perch, Crucians, Ghost Carp too. These all fish very well.
Each area has its own Toilet/Shower block which have gentle music playing in them, each are cleaned twice daily. Every day the on Site Chip shop is open from 6 pm till 9pm.
This first picture shows the heated swimming pools with the shop/Bar area's.
This is a view with the well stocked shop on the left and Bar area in front, with loads of outdoor seating too.
This is one small part of the clean, warm feeling Bar/restaurant area.
The picture below is of one of the 5 fishing lakes on site. This is looking from the rear of our tent.
This area was called "Lakeside hard standings", thats the car and our"Raclet Quickstop" folding Camper on our Peg.
Inside the Camper, beds made up very invitingly!!!!.
This last picture (should be two) shows two more fields at the farthest point from the Reception/Bar/Pool area's. Caravan storage area in bottom left hand corner.
All in all a very good large family site, with something for all the family to do onsite, including a games room. Offsite the Towns of Dawlish,and its famous sister Dawlish Warren are just down the road. Teignmouth/Shaldon just 5 miles, Exeter 14 miles and Torquay around 12 miles away. The wonderful Dartmoor is again only 30 minutes (20ish miles) away. Only downside I can see is perhaps due to its size it will get very very busy during School holidays.
Joke of the Day.

An Englishman is having breakfast, in Paris , one morning (coffee, croissants, bread, butter and jam) when a Frenchman, chewing bubble-gum, sits down next to him. The Englishman ignores the Frenchman who, nevertheless, starts a conversation.

Frenchman: 'You English folk eat the whole bread??'

Englishman (in a bad mood): 'Of course.'

Frenchman: (after blowing a huge bubble) 'We don't. In France , we only eat what's inside. The crusts we collect in a container, recycle it, transform them into croissants and sell them to England .' The Frenchman has a smirk on his face.

The Englishman listens in silence.

The Frenchman persists: 'Do you eat jam with the bread??'

Englishman: 'Of Course.'

Frenchman: (cracking his bubble-gum between his teeth and chuckling).

'We don't. In France we eat fresh fruit for breakfast, then we put all the peels, seeds, and leftovers in containers, recycle them, transform them into jam, and sell the jam to England.'

After a moment of silence, The Englishman then asks: 'Do you have sex in France ?'

Frenchman: 'Why of course we do', he says with a big smirk.

Englishman: 'And what do you do with the condoms once you've used them?'

Frenchman: 'We throw them away, of course'

Englishman: 'We don't. In England , we put them in a container, recycle them, melt them down into bubble-gum, and sell them to France .'


Anonymous daffy said...

Wiah I was there! Lovely pics as ever Bob and your descriptions sell it! You should be on commision from the tourist board!
Love the joke too! *titter*

6:27 pm  
Anonymous daffy said...

That should say wish! Not 'wiah! Sounds like my geordie dialect coming through! hehe

6:27 pm  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Gday Bob. Iim back.
that Caravan park looks a very restfull place with somewere to have a drink, and maybe drop a line in the stream to catch a fish for dinner.

11:38 am  
Blogger Shammickite said...

Nice looking caravan park.... and only a hop skip and jump from home too!

12:34 pm  
Blogger Aiden said...

Hello there, VERY ADVANCE WARNING!!! Gary, his pal mike and myself are descending to dawlish on 13th september for 1 weeks holiday to celebrate my 27th birthday! will try to pop by and see how youree doing but dont wait around on our behalf!!!

12:44 am  

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