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Devon Holiday July 2003 - page 2

So our summer holiday continued in the attractive South Hams area of Devon with a visit to Salcombe, followed by a yummy evening meal cooked in our holiday cottage at Modbury, then a hot and sticky walk from gorgeous Hope Cove via Milton Sands to Thurlestone along more of the very scenic South West Coast Path.
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Hands full of chocolate at the Salcome Chocolate Factory
Day 3 and this was the only day of the holiday the Devon weather let us down.  We visited Salcombe and loaded up with yummy chocolate after our visit to the Salcombe Chocolate Factory!

The Modbury holiday cottage in the South Hams area of Devon
Our Devon holiday cottage in Modbury had this split back door, just like in the westerns!  The small South Hams town of Modbury had two pubs, a bistro, a convenience store, and a few postcard/gift shops.

Inside the Devon holiday cottage in Modbury
Belinda was supposed to be cooking the dinner, but got engrossed in her magazine.  The cottage was just right for the two of us, small but comfortable and well located for touring the South Hams area of Devon.

Cheers! A glass of wine after a hard day's Devon touring
Cheers!  We washed down our Spag Bol with a good wine which nicely rounded off a hard day's touring in Devon.  The tiny TV picture was rather iffy, more so after fiddling with it to try to improve things!

Holiday cottage cat
This cat wanted lots of attention whenever we left or arrived at the Modbury holiday cottage.  It would follow us up the path, rollover and want its tummy tickled.

South West Coast Path scenery near Hope Cove, Devon
Another day, another walk, more Devon sun!  We headed to Hope Cove, where Mike spent a few memorable childhood family holidays, and went into reminiscing mode!  After a coffee and taking lots of photos, we got walking along the South West Coast Path towards Milton Sands and Thurlestone, and tested the range of our new talkie walkies.

Picnic on the beach at Milton Sands, south Devon
Before long we hit the vast sandy beach at Milton Sands and enjoyed our picnic lunch in the even-hotter-than-yesterday sun.  Now why can't the weather always be this good on UK holidays?

South West Coast Path towards Thurlestone beach, Devon
This Devon walk along the South West Coast Path turned out quite long at 8 miles on such a hot day.  We took a breather and looked out towards Thurlestone, where the golf course seemed to go on forever.

Milton Sands refreshment kiosk area
On the return leg to Hope Cove we stopped by the refreshment hut at Milton Sands and the nice man in the kiosk took our picture.  Before long we hit the final straight along the South West Coast Path...

Walking down into Hope Cove along the South West Coast Path
...into Hope Cove and time for a well earned cooling dip in the sea.  Mike was pleased to see Devon's Hope Cove was much as he remembered from the 70s.

Emerging from the sea at Hope Cove in Devon
Arrggh!  An ancient sea monster has just emerged from the sea at Hope Cove!  Belinda had a swim too, and in the evening we enjoyed an excellent locally caught fish meal in the pub there before heading back to the South Hams holiday cottage at Modbury.


The South West Coast Path is England's longest National Trail at some 630 miles and the south Devon section comprises 115 miles, so the part we walked barely scratched the surface!  It's a hugely popular path with walkers and cyclists due to the wonderful coastal scenery in this part of South West England.

Related Devon websites are in our UK tourist resources plus we also have some Devon holiday video clips.

Our holiday in south Devon continues on the next page where we visit Bigbury, Burgh Island and Bantham >>>


We've walked other parts of the South West Coast Path in Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset, plus coastal walks in Pembrokeshire and Gower.
And we've done more scenic walks in the Wye Valley.