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Devon 19 - Day 3


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Forced to use the Corsa instead of the Insignia due to an "engine fault" light. Too late to get it fixed before the trip.

Even with several hours in traffic jams, sometimes not moving, today's fuel stop came out at 47.6mpg.

I have created a Fuelly account for it.

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A total of 338.6 miles since I filled it up on Thursday morning. Without all the holdups it could have been so much better. Sadly I don't see the return in Friday being any better.

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Up late. Well I was. The lack of sleep at the Days Inn with Reggie wanting to go out every two hours and the long hours at the wheel and I was knackered.

We chose to visit Clovelly. TomTom reckoned 10 miles until we set off. We had been going a while and it was 9! It looks like TomTom's initial guess is that it's as the crow flies until the route gets planned.

Clovelly is pretty famous. We have been before but not with a dog. The descent to see sea and harbour and the Red Lion pub is in three phases. The first downhill to the pottery is slight. Part two from there to the top of the main Street steeper and made of stones not proper cobbles.

Wear Skechers at your peril.

The third section is the main street. Same underfoot stones and steps in places. We had a break at the New Inn for a sandwich and a drink. It rained a bit but the prawn and crab baguettes were very nice. I had a half of the local Golden Pig beer. Nice and hippy. Not quite the after taste of IPA.

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An ice-cream on the way back finished off the visit. Saying that legs hurt a bit after the walk back up would be an understatement.

We needed some stuff for dinner so we looked for the Asda just off the A39 at Bideford. Claire went in and we looked after the car.

Another cream tea when we got back to finish off Anna's lot.

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Don't worry we have plenty more scones, jam and clotted cream.

What's in store tomorrow? There is a railway at Great Torrington. Dartmoor is to the south....

Posted by InvictaMoto 17:13 Archived in United Kingdom

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