We cleared the apartment, loaded the car and headed homewards. It all seemed to be going well until we approached Bodmin. There were joined a queue of traffic that converged on the roadworks. It took thirty minutes to get to the start of works and then a further ten minutes or so to escape the far end. Frustrating, but half expected.
We had a clear run from there to Ottery St Mary where we called in on Barney Rubble. The Gorse Fox has been there before, but it was the first time for the Silver Vixen. We had a coffee and a chat then all went out to lunch at a pub called The Otter (near Honition). The pub is in a lovely little spot by the river, and is clearly very popular. We found a table, settled down and some pulled pork nachos got us started followed by a lovely plate of fish and chips.
All too soon it was time to go. We said our farewell and got back on the road. Mid afternoon on Friday was never going to be easy, but we pottered on - delayed near Lyme Regis, near Bridport, round Dorchester and approaching Emsworth. In all the delays probably added 45 minutes to the journey - but it could have been worse.
It was nice to get home - as it always is after being away. We had had a lovely holiday, and were left wanting more (which is a good thing).