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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 ...
... got his old Land Rover out and took us all down to this private beach. We sat in the back. It was great fun. When we got to the beach we walked along the estuary to the sea. It was very pretty. We even got to climb the rocks. Just like we do at Gerringong.
We climbed back in the Land Rover for the trip home. This time Dad sat in the back with us. He reckoned it was pretty cool too.
When we got home Dad and Phil disappeared to the pub. Apparently it was a ...
On our way to Sidmouth we stopped Restormel Castle. We are definitely getting our monies worth from our English Heritage pass. With this pass (that we bought in Dover in June) you get free admission to all English Heritage sites and a discount (half price) in most other sites throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Yeah! So anyway this is a castle ruin but still very interesting. It is basically a ...
... looks like Grammy and made us a second lunch. After that we went and did some art in Catherine's awesome art room. I want one just like it.
We were still doing art when Phil came home. We said hello and let the adults talk.
At about 5:30pm Dad and Phil went to the pub for a few pints whilst the girls got the dinner sorted. We had our dinner early and then went to bed. It had been a big day.
The adults stayed up and had dinner and few bottles of red ...
... 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 ...