...but some brave souls just carry on camping
HAPPY campers are braving the ferocious weather determined to make the most of their holidays.
Despite torrential rain and violent winds holidaymakers at a camp site in the city are standing their ground.
At Riverside Caravan Park, near Marsh Mills in Plympton, campers are making the most of the stormy conditions.
Darron Blackmore, part of the family that owns the site, said: "We haven't had anyone pack up and go home early because of the bad weather. We actually had one woman come and stay with us after her tent blew away at a camp site she was staying in near Dorset because we are more sheltered compared to other locations.
"We are about 75 per cent full at the moment, which is great for the time of year. The site is pretty hardy when it comes to crazy weather conditions."
One family from Cambridge, who have been staying at the park since last weekend, said it was the "worst weather" they had camped in, but that they were still determined to have fun.
Arthur Lawrence, who is camping with Janet Minty and her twin 15-year-old granddaughters Lucy and Sally Minty, said: "Sleeping in the tent last night was like being in a whirlpool but I stuck it out.
"We've got our beer and spirits to keep us warm and as long as we don't take off with a gust of wind we're happy. We're having a barbecue tonight. We have them in all weathers – we don't care!"
Meanwhile, on the other side of the site, three families from Plymouth had endured a restless night with winds ripping down their awning and tossing kettles and toasters through the air.
Zoe King, who is camping with the Burnett and Hamilton families, said: "The kitchen was torn apart last night by the wind – we had toasters being thrown into the sleeping areas of the tent. The awning also had to be taken down after being ripped down by the gusts. It was a bit worrying because we have the children with us but they said that they would rather be camping in the bad weather than sat at home."