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Today the sun came out and as there was no wind we took our boat along the coast to have lunch at the Cary Arms at Babbacombe. There are three good reasons to make this trip by boat. Firstly by road from Exmouth it is 30 miles whilst by sea it is just 12 miles, secondly you avoid the steep road down to the beach, and finally the sheer joy of being on the water. I was pleased to find that flat out our inflatable was capable of going over 20 miles an hour. However the sea was still choppy enough that we generally went rather slower and the trip out took about an hour. On arriving I left my wife in the shallows with our gear and then parked on one of the mooring buoys before swimming into shore. The pub is beautifully situated overlooking the water and we had a great table on one of the terraces. Unfortunately the food didn’t live up to the surroundings and a couple of the dishes were disappointing though I was pleased to find they served Doombar. Eventually it was time to leave and we headed home. Though we have now been in Devon for a few months we are still amazed at our good fortune at being able to live in such an amazing part of the country.