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... and Dartmouth. The nearby beach, known as Slapton Sands, was in 1944 part of the site of the ill-fated Exercise Tiger.
Exercise Tiger, or Operation Tiger, was the code name for one in a series of large-scale rehearsals for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, which took place on Slapton Sands or Slapton Beach in Devon. Coordination and communication problems resulted in friendly fire deaths during the exercise, and an Allied ...
... tradition. Whilst they were gone we had to do some homework - boring!
In the afternoon we did a treasure hunt with Catherine. She did one for us and we did one for her. It was really fun until Maddy's big mouth wrecked it. Catherine thought I was getting tired so I had a bath and then got to watch a movie before dinner.
For dinner Phil made a roast with Yorkshire pudding and baked potatoes - yum! Then after dinner we had thumb wars with Phil before going to bed. Great ...
Off we go to our B&B. We are only here one night on route to Portsmouth. In the morning we take a walk down by the sea. They have a nice little pedestrian area where you can stroll along as well. It is another nice day and the dogs are all out playing in the surf. Dogs are prohibited from the beach from May to September, but it is October now and it is play time for puppies.
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... said they would have to refund him when he got back to Australia. It doesn't matter how long it takes - Dad will always make sure he gets what he paid for, or in this case, what he hasn't.
This time we got a big Ford Mondeo. Maddy reckons it is better than the F-lat-ee. This car was automatically so at least it should be easier to drive for Dad and we set off for Modbury.
It only took about 45 minutes and we were at a Aunty Catherine's and Uncle Phil's ...
... rocks. The rocks felt round and soft, not spiky because the sea had polished them and they spread out because of the waves.
Fleet Air Arm Museum (Somerset) -later that day we drove over to the Navy's air museum and we walked around and saw lots of aeroplanes and ships. We went into a pretend helicopter and it rocked around and had a movie like it was a real one. We went up to the family area where we played some games. One you had to roll dice and ...