Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Danny and Lisa in Devon

Me and Lisa took off for a few days camping in Devon this week.  The weather was cooking!
We found a nice countryside site near Salcombe...
We did some kayaking from Thurlestone Beach...
Investigating the rock arch...
Some cheesey chips overlooking the beach for the intrepid kayakers....
BBQs and beers (or San Peligrino :-)) in the evening...
Next day we headed to Bantham Beach.  That's Burgh Island in the distance.  Burgh Island is joined to the mainland at Bigbury on Sea by a sand bar when the tide is low...
We went for a surfing lesson :-)
It was great fun, although I don't think we'll be turning pro anytime soon :-)

We walked over Burgh Island on the sand bar for a drink in the Pilchard Inn..
We stopped in Honiton for an ice cream on the way back.  This is usually a post Beautiful Days Festival treat.....
Great trip away :-)

Monday, July 12, 2021

Joe London School Trip

Joe went to London on a school trip this week along with 170 kids from Year 7!
Boat trip down the Thames...
A troop of elephants in the park...
London Zoo with da lads...
Madame Tussauds.  Joe met the Queen, Tom Cruise, Ronaldo and the Terminator :-)
Joe and his mates with Dua Lupa(?)  :-)
Mucking about in the park...
The Graffiti Tunnel on the South Bank...
They saw a couple of shows...
The London Eye....
Rayner picked Joe and Seth up from the train.  They had a great time :-)

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Festival of Speed

Me and Joe had a day out at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood today..
Joe fancies one of these....
Or maybe this McLaren hyper car....
We went for a ride in a helicopter!  First time for both of us....
Sat sat in the copilots seat...  Don't press and buttons!
Nice view of the festival...
Great fun and one to tick off the bucket list....
This is the classic JPS Formula 1 car from the 1970s....
And a beautiful MkI Escort....my first car...
Joe had a go in a car (simulator) built at Surrey Uni...
Mountain Bike High Jump....
And motorcross bikes...
Joe got all the signatures...
Then he thought he should have a go....
Go Joe!
Great fun... 
Checking out the paddock...
This is the classic Tyrrell F1 car with four front wheels...
Then we saw that car racing up the hill climb in front of Goodwood House...
"Can we take this one home?"  :-)
Great day out...

Friday, June 18, 2021

Exmouth 2021

Our long awaited trip to Exmouth finally happened this weekend.  Lovely house :-)
The welcoming party...
Me and Joe went out for a paddle and bumped into Pete, Will and Nell and watched Rachel and Freddy kite surfing...
Me and Joe found a nice pub the other side of the estuary in Cockwood...

Lovely pint in the Anchor Inn... (That's my pint Joe!)

The kids tucking into Helen's amazing spread...

Will giving a lecture on Cloud Computing :-)   (It was charades)
George, Pete and Karen...
Helen, Gareth, Joe and Lisa did a spot of stand up paddle boarding...
They all got up :-)
Joe relaxing in his favourite spot after the water sports...
Rachel, Nell, Reggie, me and Joe went wake boarding.  Some tuition on the barge...
Then onto the water.  We all got up...brilliant fun.  I didn't get a photo of Rachel.
What a great weekend.  Brilliant fun had by all.  Thanks W&R...