It was time to pack up and go home but instead of hitting the madness that is the M5 in the West Country on a Saturday we lingered until our next guests, Sam (Ann’s step daughter), Dave and daughter Izzy.
Whilst Ann was preparing the chalet for them I took Dylan over the golf course to The Ness and spent a pleasant time in the sun taking long-shot photos of boats, people and beach huts.
Ann finally joined me and we went into Shaldon for coffee at The Clipper, where Dylan was very good and fell asleep under the table whilst we dawdled over our drinks and the paper.
Eventually we went back up to The Ness to the Ode Café to wait for Sam and Dave who soon joined us for lunch outside on the terrace overlooking Teignmouth. There are lavender bushes all along the edge of the terrace and this was heaving with bees.
So into the afternoon we hit the M5, although busy and overhead signs warning of accidents and 35minute delays we did keep moving stopping off at the Gloucester Services for a break and change of driver.