Nice to be able to load all you want into a car and head off without worrying about bag weights etc. However, we took the faster ferry from Dublin to Holyhead. It had not run for the two previous days due to rough seas - the seas were calm enough for our trip but also rough enough to churn the stomach quite effectively (I wasn't the only ashen-faced passenger that day). However it got there in 2 hours which is fast enough.
We spent the first night in Sough Wales - Aberystwyth - in a small sea-front hotel. Nice to see the sea right across the road from the bedroom. That's one thing I miss while living in the midlands of Ireland.
The photo on this web page shows the place we stayed or very close anyway:
The we headed to Devon - lovely countryside - not surprising it makes good cream.
Stayed there too then on to Cornwall and took in some of the usual sites - Lands End, Stonehenge, The Eden Project. These are all good to visit but I (and I think "we" ) loved driving through the windy roads and passing through the small attractive villages and towns all through Devon and Cornwall. The face that it was late tourist season meant we saw daily activities such as children being picked up from school and people generally going about their business 'though there was still a good many visitors too.
We were very very lucky with the weather - it was dry but for occasional slight showers here and there and the sun was out a lot of the time.
I've added some photos - higgled-piggeldy: