It was a heart stopping moment when at 11:50, what swung round the corner on the 8 to Croyde was in fact Dennis Trident 32768, but luckily, with some perseverance, an hour passed, and D705 GHY pulled up to whisk me away to Croyde! The route is a really nice mix of some really fast running, followed by some slow up and down the gears around Braunton, and then a nice thrash along the cliffside towards Croyde. I was amazed at how many people were looking, and even waving at the Volvo as we drove along, true its something different, but there was a really nice reaction to it all. Some locals even boarded and were really thrilled that they had an open top bus to pop into town on! Some stayed on further and did the whole round trip they enjoyed it so much! The services took good loadings even though it was only its second day of operation, so this certainly looks to be a bright future for this new service.