The situation is made worse at the moment because Torbay has become a bit of a project for road scheme builders. There's an extensive widening scheme around the ring road and then the BIG ONE. The South Devon Link Road brings will bring an end to all that troublesome stop-startiness though Kingskerwell, the main route into the Bay. Whilst it has being built it's created even more of a nightmare but locals have put up with it. Louis' school bus takes an age but the boys have enjoyed watching the progress of this huge engineering project. Transport links will be so much better once its all done.
There's good news on the scheduling front. The contractors have said that they're going to finish a bit earlier than the projected date of December 2015. The new dual carriageway should be open in the autumn.
Even after all the new infra-structure has been put in place it's still going to take me a little while longer to get up country. But then it's totally worth it. The harbourside just down the steps from my house is a dream. And this is my local beach. Just a pleasant ten minute stroll away through the woods, What's an extra fifteen minutes journey when you arrive at this? Once my spare room is up and running I don't think that I'm going to have any problem tempting people to travel those few extra miles to see me!