In the winter, if the sun is shining you have to be outside.
It was so lovely on Saturday, that we got together with our friends, drove 30 minutes to the edge of Exmoor and rediscovered one of our favourite walks.
It is a gentle and scenic walk of about 25 minutes each way. The walk follows this rushing river
which leads you to Heddons Mouth -a beautiful wild and rugged beach that can only be accessed on foot.
It has now become tradition to take stuff to make a fire and a big bag of marshmallows to toast over it.
In fact, I think that's the kids favourite bit.
This is the sound. It is only after you have left that you realise your sore throat is due to you shouting for 2 hours!
While the kids toast, we make our own fun...
Dave found this unusual stick so hey presto! Game no.1, can you throw the stone through the hole without knocking Jacs unconscious?
Game no.2, what has Mark found? Is it just a big piece of driftwood?
Nope, its a GIRAFFE! (He was so proud of this)
Game no.3, Can you get across the torrent of water without getting wet? Of course New-Zealand Dave made it...
Err, Steve where are you going? Its the OTHER WAY!
Mark tried but I don't have a memory of him making it?
Dave entertained us from the other side of the water by creating this sculpture from the washed up debris.
So, game no.4, was trying to knock it down with pebbles.
Game no.5, introduced by the more genteel Ben, started like this...
Then progressed to this..
and once the kids cottoned on, they popped up
Kieran even began his own 'extreme' pebble piling. It didn't last long..
I'm still unsure as to who did these...but i have my suspicions...Ben?!
This is what happens when you ask a couple of pre-teens to pose for a photo!
The incredible hulk has nothing on Zac.
So, if ever you were to think life was a bit dull in Devon...now you can THINK AGAIN!
Oh yes. You can keep your cinemas and theatres and restaurants and funfairs and beautiful parks and amazing coffee shops . We got it going on here.
(We had fun anyway!)
For more on this walk, you can see another blog post from last year http://playeatlaughsleep.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/heddons-mouth-walking-with-friends.html