Exeter

We decided to have a long weekend away and as Exeter has three Christmas markets over this first weekend of December it seemed to be the natural choice.

We set off on the Thursday afternoon and made good progress until we passed Poole in Dorset and then we hit the fog, I am always amazed at how people forget to drive with lights of any kind when in bad weather, we at least kept moving along at a steady pace and as soon as we were into Devon the fog lifted.

Jean-Luc at Cofton

Jean-Luc at Cofton

We are staying at the Cofton campsite 2 miles from Dawlish and 10 from Exeter, there is a bus stop outside the site entrance so it should be a nice journey into Exeter with a chance to see some of the area as I won’t have to concentrate on the driving.

The forecast is that the weather will be warmer than earlier in the week, it still feels and looks cold with the thermometer showing a frosty 3 degrees outside.

Exeter Christmas Market

Exeter Christmas Market

The bus ride into Exeter was about half an hour and cost £11.00 for two adult return tickets, we arrived in time to see the stalls before the crowd made viewing tricky, I expect over the weekend this will be heaving with people shuffling around trying to see what is on offer.

 

Very Red Nose!

Very Red Nose!

There were a group of these little festive chaps on offer, I was tempted but refrained from buying him as  felt he may cramp my street cred! Ha! He was one of many festive items on sale at the entrance to the market at a lovely stall selling Christmas trees amongst other things.

Christmas Trees and much more.

Christmas Trees and much more.

 

We have arrived back at the campsite safe and well thanks again to public transport, we are fed and watered so just need to sit down with a beer and read a book or two, or should that be a beer or two and a book!

 

 

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