Originally Posted by John Kennett
We normally get to see the Red Arrows somewhere each summer but the dates haven't worked out for us so far. We're heading down to Devon tomorrow so we might be up for an excursion to Dawlish
Any insider tips for good spots to watch from? How demented will the traffic be? Is it worth taking the SIB?
Sorry I've only just got back in from a long day out.
As you suspect, the traffic will be hideous and due to this I always see the show by boat. But, friends of mine have recommended a couple of places either side of Dawlish, that have a great viewpoints and good facilities too. On the Dawlish Warren side, there is http://www.langstone-hotel.co.uk
which is a nice hotel and a really lovely spot. On the Teignmouth side there is http://www.thesmugglersinn.net
which is high up on the hill and well known for its real ale selection. :-)
Let me know If you take the boat route and I'll do whatever I can to assist you. I'll be rafting up with several ribs, hard boats and sailers, so we should have a reasonable amount of facilities (food, drink and loo's) available between us. There's always room for more.
I must say that seeing the Typhoon and Vulcan was the highlight for me at last years show. Considering it's quite a small town, I don't know how they do it. But I'm very glad they do!