Woke up in the night to the sound of wind and rain - not impressed! As we got closer to getting up time, the rain eased off and finally stopped. Got up at 6:30 and headed straight off to the shower block. Once back at the tent we had breakfast, got the washing up done, and made a start on getting the car packed up.
We got everything into the car first, and then started taking the tent down. I'd thought up a way to try to take the tent down and keep it all fairly dry while folding it up. It seemed to work out pretty well, which was good as it started to rain again while we were doing it!!
Once we had the car all packed up, we seemed to have room left over - can't quite understand why - what have we left behind?
We took a slightly scenic route to Chagford by going via Tavistock. Had a wonder around and had fish & chips in the rain by the river. Why is it that it always rains when we have fish & chips? At least there wasn't a belching whino nearby this time!
Leaving Tavistock behind, we drove over Dartmoor to get to Chagford. Even though it was a bit grim weather wise, it is still a stunning place. I can see why the army use it for survival training. It both bleak and beautiful all at the same time.
It is very noticable that the roads are narrower - we must be in Devon! It's no good having a wide vehicle around here - which is a bit of a pain as so many people DO seem to have 4x4s which take up the entire road.
After a couple of hours in Chagford, time seems to have slowed down - it doesn't take long to the Chagford "magic" to work on you, and you can feel your bloodpressure dropping, your whole body relaxing, and the world seems so much better. It might be down to the air, or it could be the music, but something definately helps.
Dinner was pasta in a chilli sauce with salad. Very nice, but the sauce was really hot!
Took Mudkip for a walk in the evening after dinner. This is his usual evening walk, so we have to learn the route and all the proceedures before Craig & Rachel leave us alone and in charge of him. The walk goes alongside a river and through some farmland. It was still quite wet and muddy in places.
After watching Big Brother with Craig, we finally got to bed. We were both very tired and slept well on the sofabed. It was very strange not having a ceiling that moved.......