Devon delivers on Drive it Day!
This year's drive-it day started with everyone assembling for tea, coffee & cakes at the Roadford reservoir café.
A total of 21 cars lined up in the sunshine on what turned out to be a really great day. Due to the large number of cars we split into two groups led by John & Andrew which took the cars across the dam at the head of the reservoir.
The convoy then made it's way north, passing through Holsworthy and Redpost before emerging on the North Cornish coast at Kilkhampton and driving east back into Devon to arrive at Hartland Quay.
The beautiful weather afforded us some excellent views out to Lundy Island and along this rugged section of the North Devon coast.
The cars were much admired by the other tourists.
The group then made the short journey to the Hoops Inn at Horns Cross, where we were joined by some further members with a another TR6 and also a lovely old Warwick.
A total of 38 sat down for a late lunch in two dedicated dining rooms that had been set aside for us.
The meals went down very well after the long drive and the staff at the Hoops Inn were extremely efficient and helpful feeding such a large group in one go.
After the meal some of the members then went their own way but a group of 22 enjoyed a further short run down into Appledore where everyone indulged in a renowned Hockings ice cream in the sun next to the jetty before dispersing back to their respective areas of Devon.
Thanks to Tristan who travelled with and sometimes ahead of the convoy on his bike to be able to take the photographs, 170 in total! – of which I have used just some above.
Great cars, great locations, excellent company and sunshine – hey, what's not to like……!