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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 ...
... 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 ...
Having spent so many weeks on the road and in the van it seems appropriate to think back over the last month and review all the things I have done and experienced.
Firstly, I thank God for safety for me and no problems with the van. The two main worries as I set off and, of course, as I did all the driving!
Without a doubt the two highlights revolved around my time with two very lovely groups of ...
Now I know I'm only going to Cornwall and all but that's a big thing in my house! We're all so excited for this trip! Going to the open air Minac theatre- Dracula here we come! Packing is my worst nightmare... I can't only put in specific outfits for the amount of time were there. I overpack waaaaaayyy too much! I'm a girl, we need ...