Our First Family Holiday – Day 3 

How is it Day 3 already! We’ve been having such a super time here in Devon courtesy of the apartment booked via Boutique Retreats!

Yesterday we explored the coastal paths leading from the front of the building to the left and right and then went for a swim in the swimming pool at the apartment , so today we decided we would go further afield and check out Salcombe.

Our NCT friends are staying here and Nandys gorgeous play date Alice would be with them too, so we decided to head out and meet them for lunch in Salcombe at the South Sands hotel – which has been rated one of the top 100 hotels in the U.K and based at south sands near Salcombe. Accessible via a sea tractor and ferry crossing this hotel sits on the beach front with awesome views of the estuary.

The day started off very very foggy, misty and not very warm. I checked the forecast and could see that it was scheduled to improve as the day went on.  

We took a trip to east Portlemouth to the ferry crossing over to Salcombe. The journey there was interesting – including ford crossings and winding country lanes. I’m glad hubby was driving because I’d have had both wing mirrors off within seconds!

Because of the rain and fog it was cold, the £10 bright yellow raincoat from Sainsbury’s kept him dry and less miserable!

He loved being on the boat and was happy and smiley as usual!!!

When we got to Salcombe I just had to sniff out a cup of tea (tea addict over here!) we sat in a small cafe and had a drink to pass time before our next ferry was due to depart. I found a beautiful vase in the lovely home shops and purchased it! Then hubby secured some meats from the local butchers for our tea and breakfast. Including spicy sausages and streaky bacon! Yum!

At the ferry terminal we boarded the next boat to take us over to South Sands. Because the tide was in we had to get sea tractor to haul us onto the beach itself. We secured a table for 4 on the terrace overlooking the estuary. The weather had warmed up and we ate seafood based meals such as fish, prawns and mussels.

It’s always lovely to see Nandys friend Alice – she’s so cute and her cheeks are purely munchable.

We had a nice chat with friends and then departed for the beach for icecream and to head back to our apartment. Both babies needed naps and we were shattered!

Nandy loved looking over the side of the boat on the journey home and taking in the views of all the brightly coloured houses.

Today was super relaxed and fun again. I feel so happy here and I know Nandy does too . The weather is perfect, not too hot for Nandy but mostly warm and dry.

We are now back at our apartment so we can cook those spicy sausages and sit on the balcony with a wine or two in the sun. Nandy is playing out on the terrace with his toys – Isn’t the view just simply stunning!


Rebecca & Nandy & Daddy 


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